The cultural significance of World Heritage cities: Portugal as case study

A.M. Tarrafa Pereira da Silva, A.R. Pereira Roders

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Abstract

World Heritage cities are at the highest level of cultural significance, as their significance has been acknowledged of Outstanding Universal Value for the whole mankind. This recognized value needs to be kept monitored while managing the development of the city. Otherwise, local authorities might not be able to prevent it from being irreversibly damaged, and removed from the WH list. To be able to monitor the Outstanding Universal Value of their cities, local authorities need to have a clear understanding of what defines the Outstanding Universal Value, which being a broad notion of various interpretations, its definition often relies on the chosen selection criteria and justification for nomination. Value-based assessment has a deep influence on how authorities protect and preserve their World Heritage properties. Thus, the identification of the values that define the significance of a property can be most crucial to help monitoring the significance and achieve a better management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeritage 2010, Heritage and Sustainable Development (Volume 1), Evora, Portugal, June 2010
EditorsR. Amoêda, S. Lira, C. Pinheiro
Place of PublicationBarcelos
PublisherGreenlines Institute for the Sustainable Developement
Pages255-263
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-989-95671-3-9
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (HERITAGE 2010), 22-26 June 2010, Evora, Portugal -
Duration: 22 Jun 201026 Jun 2010
http://heritage.greenlines-institute.org/en/heritage-2010

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (HERITAGE 2010), 22-26 June 2010, Evora, Portugal
Abbreviated titleHERITAGE 2010
Period22/06/1026/06/10
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    Tarrafa Pereira da Silva, A. M., & Pereira Roders, A. R. (2010). The cultural significance of World Heritage cities: Portugal as case study. In R. Amoêda, S. Lira, & C. Pinheiro (Eds.), Heritage 2010, Heritage and Sustainable Development (Volume 1), Evora, Portugal, June 2010 (Vol. 1, pp. 255-263). Greenlines Institute for the Sustainable Developement.