Sunday, March 22, 2009

Externalities of Heritage conservation

GDRC is now working on an initiative to assist the city government of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to develop an urban heritage conservation strategy.

For a city in a developing country, heritage conservation is a public strategy that has considerable and serendipitous externalities. Besides the intangible benefits of preserving culture, there is the income generation and job creation potential from tourism sector, better urban governance (including public participation and partnership), improved urban finances, et al.

The Urban Heritage and Conservation programme of GDRC has been working and researching on these and related issues. More info will be uploaded to the website as the project progresses ...