Approach to the general problems of the cultural heritage in urban contexts
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The safeguarding of urban areas in his- historic towns is an emerging trend in many cities in Western Europe. The planning process of urban conservation includes protection, conservation, design and enhancement activities based on the multidisciplinary studies in which many specialists are involved. The town planning balances between two types of treatment of historic areas - architectural interventions and musealization of heritage sites. The main objective of this paper is to identify the main principles of each strategy and define their impact on the whole planning process. Gradually, the article presents the main terms and principles used for urban planning and protection of historic heritage. Finally it identifies the principal problems and issues faced by professionals working in this area.
- Any: 2012 Núm.: 11