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Urban heritage in tension

In this step, we will introduce three kinds of tensions between cultural heritage and urban development. Archaeological research in the urban environment can take place under the pressures of urban …

Case study: Istanbul in Turkey

Watch this video, where we discuss the interactions between urban transformation and heritagization in Istanbul. Istanbul is, on the one hand, a millenary imperial city that contains the layers of …

The city as an ever-evolving cultural heritage

Welcome to Week 3! We hope that last week helped you better understand how cultural heritage is governed and which actors are involved in shaping cultural heritage strategies from the …

Sum-up of Week 2

Well done! You have almost completed the second week of our course! Watch this video to remember the main ideas that we have discussed about the governance of heritage. We …

Heritage governance in Hungary and Germany

Let us look at heritage governance in Hungary and Germany. Peter Inkei and Cornelia Dümcke discuss some key features and current trends in cultural heritage governance in their respective countries. …

The role of international organisations

What can international organisations do to preserve and promote cultural heritage? In this step we will look at the difficulties that they may encounter, with the examples of the two …

Features of heritage governance

In this video, we point out three main features in heritage governance today. Heritage governance has traditionally been linked to the nation-state and was centralised – a task entrusted to …

Defining heritage governance

Welcome back! This is the second week of our course on Cultural heritage and the City! Last week, we explained and discussed how cultural heritage is defined and the existing …

Giving new life to industrial heritage

By the 1980s, the use of industrial heritage as tool of urban development spread rapidly. These strategies resulted from the context of the industrial crisis, as well as from the …

Reaping the economic benefits of cultural heritage

In this video, we discuss the economic benefits that cultural heritage can bring to cities. Economists have developed numerous works to account for the short-term economic impacts of cultural heritage, …

Case Study: Hebron in Palestine

Watch this interview with Chiara de Cesari to see how a cultural heritage organisation can turn into a provider of urban services. Chiara de Cesari explains how, in Hebron, a …

Managing cultural heritage from the bottom up

In the heritage sector, non-profit organizations can play various roles. We will illustrate them with different case studies from the 2016 UNESCO report on Culture and Sustainable Urban Development (which …

Case study: Carthage in Tunisia

Watch this video to understand the key historical milestones that led to the protection and the promotion of Carthage as one of the main archaeological sites in Tunisia. The case …

The urban governance of heritage

So far we have discussed heritage governance at the scale of countries. We now move on to the local scale. How do cities govern their heritage? What does a local …