THE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH CENTER
More information on GDRC's Urban sphere
  GDRC's Urban Sphere  

Urban Heritage and Conservation
So what do we gain from preserving and managing heritage assets?
What are the externalities of heritage conservation?
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onserving urban heritage - historical buildings, festivals, art forms, dance, music, sculpture etc. - may seem less of a priority compared to more pressing issues such as infrastrcture development, poverty alleviation or job creation.

But effective conservation of heritage resources not only help in revitalizing the local economy of cities through tourism, but also brings about a sense of identity and belonging to its residents.

The objective of this programme is to explore the various dimensions of heritage conservation from an urban perspective.

Did you know?
Heritage conservation
is more than just
old stones ...
International Institutions and Organizations Programmes, Initiatives and Networks Conventions, Conclusions and Citations

Highlights
of GDRC
Research
GDRC Docs
Full list of docs

Prioritizing Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region
Concept Note Series E-045.
Mediation for Urban Conservation: The Case of Imai-cho, Japan
Management Tools Series E-046.
Towards Developing a Plan of Action for Heritage Conservation
Policy Analysis Series E-049.
Heritage Listings: The Beginnings of a Heritage Conservation Strategy
Management Tools Series E-050.

What is GDRC doing now?
  Currently, GDRC is focussing on the role that heritage conservation and management plays in overall urban development, with specific reference to urban tourism and economic development.
Elsewhere
in GDRC
   ■ The Sustainable Tourism Gateway

GDRC is a member of
The Asian Academy of Heritage Management Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria Partnership for
Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria (GSTC)