Guidance on heritage impact assessments: : Learning from its application on World Heritage site management

A. Pereira Roders, R. van Oers

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    Abstract

    Purpose – The purpose of this article is to introduce the papers selected for the current issue. Furthermore, it provides a common background in presenting and discussing the role of heritage impact assessments, considering the projected growth of their implementation not exclusive to World Heritage properties and their potential role in bringing cultural heritage management and sustainable development closer together.Design/methodology/approach – From a brief introduction to the background and state‐of‐the‐art on heritage impact assessments, this article describes and explains the ten guidelines recently published to assist cultural heritage managers on the application of heritage impact assessments for World Heritage properties. After this, the role of heritage impact assessments in bridging cultural heritage management and sustainable development will be discussed and new doors opened for further research within the field.Findings – Ten recommendations to structure and classify heritage impact assessme...
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)104-114
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development
    Volume2
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

    Keywords

    • Cultural heritage management
    • Heritage
    • Heritage impact assessments
    • ICOMOS
    • Sustainable development
    • UNESCO
    • World Heritage

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