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Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds Hello, everyone. Thank you for participating in the course. It has been a really enjoyable and productive couple of weeks, and we hope you are feeling motivated to take the next step forward in preserving our heritage, so it can be passed to the next generation. In this course, we’ve cemented key concepts by explaining the meaning of heritage and its value and discussing heritage guidelines and frameworks in our local areas. Through the use of case studies, we have also investigated heritage challenges and evaluated the impact changes to the built environment have on local and global communities. Thinking about moving forward, we have investigated options for future engagement and career opportunities with heritage studies.

Skip to 1 minute and 7 seconds Together, we have seen that heritage inspires us, helps us establish our identity, and shapes our lives and our communities. We trust you have broadened your knowledge through the tasks and discussion over the last couple of weeks. By now, we also hope you have formed your own answers to the question, “Can we live without heritage?”

Final conclusions

Let’s celebrate our success.

We’re so pleased you’ve completed the course and hope you’re feeling inspired to take the next steps in getting involved in preserving our heritage.

Your final task

Watch the video, then taking into consideration all you’ve learnt in the course, share your responses to the following key questions in the comments:

  • How is heritage important?
  • Can we live without it?


We thank you for participating in the course and hope you now have a better understanding of why heritage conservation matters.

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Cities of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Why Heritage Matters

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