Heritage Planning: Principles and Process provides a comprehensive overview of heritage planning as an area of professional practice. The book first addresses the context and principles of heritage planning, including land-use law, planning practice, and international heritage doctrine, all set within the framework of larger societal issues such as sustainability and ethics. The book then takes readers through the pragmatic processes of heritage practice including collecting data, identifying community opinion, determining heritage significance, the best practices and methods of creating a conservation plan, and managing change.
Heritage Planning recognizes changing approaches to heritage conservation, particularly the shift from the conservation of physical fabric to the present emphasis on retaining values, associations and stories that historic places hold for their communities. The transition has affected the practice of heritage planning and is important for those in the field.
It is essential reading for both professionals that manage change within the built environment and students of heritage conservation and historic preservation.
"[I]t is worth the investment of time to read this well-written and engaging historic account and to draw inspiration and insight from the challneges encountered in shaping our collective understanding of significance." - Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Amalia Leifeste, Clemson University/College of Charleston, USA
"Organized in a straightforward and accessible manner, with handsome illustrations and a generous use of real-life examples, it provides a clear overview of how to manage change at historic places. With its focus on built heritage, it will appeal particularly to architects and planners" - Montira Horayangura Unakul, UNESCO in Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review
Table of Contents PREFACE 1 HERITAGE PLANNING 1.1 The Setting of Heritage Planning Heritage advocacy and heritage planning The scope of this book What do we conserve? Why do we conserve our historic places? Shifting approaches to heritage conservation 1.2 Organization of the Heritage Sector Governments and government agencies International quasi-governmental organizations The non-government and non-profit sectors The private sector Education and professional recognition 2. CONTEXT 2.1. Legal and Planning Infrastructure Heritage legislation Planning 2.2 Sustainability Social and cultural considerations Environmental considerations Economic considerations 2.3 Ethics Conservation ethics as moral practice Conservation ethics as best conservation practice Conservation ethics as proper professional practice 3. BEST PRACTICES 3.1 Charters and Conventions ICOMOS charters Other ICOMOS documents UNESCO conventions Regional and National documents 3.2 Conservation Treatments Principal treatments Other treatments Combining treatments 3.3 Standards and Guidelines Principal documents The relationship among charters, standards and guidelines
Two commonly misunderstood principles 4. UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORIC PLACE 4.1 Historical Research The nature of historical research Research sources Associations, stories, and interpretation 4.2 Physical Investigation As-found Recording Collective historic places: cultural landscapes and conservation areas 4.3 Community Engagement Stakeholders and techniques Diverse perspectives 4.4 Heritage Values Understanding value Values-centred conservation 4.5 Significance The statement of significance Evaluation criteria Assessing significance 5. MANAGING CHANGE 5.1 Defining Project Goals Goals and objectives Opportunities and constraints 5.2 Identifying a Use New uses for old buildings Historic house museums Archaeological sites and landscapes 5.3 Selecting a Conservation Treatment Conservation treatments for cultural landscapes 5.4 Tools and Incentives Planning and protection tools Financial incentives Non-financial incentives 5.5 Risk Assessment The risk-preparedness plan 5.6 Heritage Impact Assessment HIA for large infrastructure projects – the ‘macro’ HIA HIA for individual development projects – the ‘micro’ HIA 5.7 Implementation Plan Tasks, priorities and timing Visitor management and interpretation 5.8 The Conservation Plan Conservation plans for communities – the ‘macro’ plan Conservation plans for historic places – the ‘micro’ plan Related types of plans 5.9 Design, Construction, and Beyond Design, construction, and documentation Maintenance and monitoring SOURCES INDEX