Territorial Heritage and Development

Edited by José Maria Feria

© 2012 – CRC Press

240 pages

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Hardback: 9780415621458
pub: 2012-03-05
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About the Book

This book presents a new approach to heritage, linking it to territory and sustainable development. This new approach entails a broader, integrated view of heritage values on the one hand, and on the other a shift in emphasis from their protection to their valorisation. In short, it provides a view of the joint workings of natural and cultural resources, and, as a consequence, moving away from a protection point of view in favour of a perspective on their suitable sustainable valorisation. In the viewpoint taken here, sustainability is understood as the balance and long-term preservation and enhancement of such natural and cultural resources and processes in a given territory.

Territorial Heritage and Development includes contributions from different disciplines (geography, architecture, planning, sociology, environmental studies and archaeology) and case studies drawn from three continents, broaching both analytical and conceptual developments, and a range of initiatives for engaging in territorial heritage as an instrument of sustainable development. The book takes a pioneering and relevant approach to the breadth and complexity of the issue which can be valuable to academics and policy-makers in Geography, Architecture, Planning and Sociology.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Territorial heritage and sustainable development—Conceptual basis and methodological issues

J.M. Feria

Part I: Methodological and conceptual developments

Structural analysis of the landscape as a basis for the development of territorial and environmental strategies

J. Santiago

Landscape Archaeology: Science, heritage and sustainability

A. Orejas & G.S. Reher

Scenic view points as a way of enhancement territorial heritage

G. de Oliveira

A territorial analysis of the agricultural heritage in Andalusia — Case studies of rural settlements and hydraulic systems for their subsequent enhancement

M.J. Prados & A. Vahí

Contributions for an interpretation and assessment of the landscape from the dialogue between tangible and intangible heritage: La Poma, Calchaqui Valleys

S.A. Perotta

Value enhancement of territory and new inhabitants

R. Duque, M.J. Morillo & J. Susino

Part II: Policy oriented research—Case studies

Sustainable development and the making of territory and everyday landscapes as heritage—an experience in the Cantabrian mountains

R. Mata, Á. de Meer & L. de la Puente

Incallajta: Landscape and territorial heritage

B.C. Barrientos

Urban heritage in Northwest Morocco—An essay on the Medieval Islamic city

G. Duclos

Pressures and responses on traditional urban heritage

A.M. Doctor

Appraising territorial heritage in the region of Valdivia

A. Rovira

Author index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI019000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology