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.
|Title of host publication||Heritage 2010, Heritage and Sustainable Development (Volume 1), Evora, Portugal, June 2010|
|Editors||R. Amoêda, S. Lira, C. Pinheiro|
|Place of Publication||Barcelos|
|Publisher||Greenlines Institute for the Sustainable Developement|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (HERITAGE 2010), 22-26 June 2010, Evora, Portugal - |
Duration: 22 Jun 2010 → 26 Jun 2010
|Conference||2nd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development (HERITAGE 2010), 22-26 June 2010, Evora, Portugal|
|Abbreviated title||HERITAGE 2010|
|Period||22/06/10 → 26/06/10|
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.