4th International Conference the Importance of place – Sarajevo 2017

About conference and conference aims

Need to research cities as lived spaces and sites of collective identity within the broader socio-cultural and political contexts open approach that conisder built urban heritage as the places where people lived their everyday lives, where social values and a sense of place inhered.

According to variety of values, cities and urban ensembles are among most discussed and elaborated properties of urban heritage. Broader point of view toward more efficient preservation requires  conservation of cultural heritage to be seen as tools based on  best practice and local conditions and traditions.

Seeking for more more sustainable process of urban development that would integrate  environmental, social and cultural aspects into  the planning, design and implementation phases open development of the new The Historic Urban Landscape approach.

Addressed importance to integrate  environmental, social and cultural aspects into preservation approach cultural heritage should be recognised as a diverse and non-renewable asset.

While addressing the increasing number of threats to heritage rapid urbanization is putting pressure on the availability and use of resources.

Satisfying condition of   society and cities over time is dependent on the interaction with the environment.

There for the  shift in thinking on the urban environment away from purely physical tissue and urban fabric toward the cultural landscape model was among the most important toward sustainable urban conservation approach.

Cultural landscapes are a complex phenomenon that represent the “combined works of nature and of man”. Furthermore, cultural landscapes embrace associative values rather than a focus on tangible, physical fabric.

Interaction between nature and culture, tangible and intangible heritage, biological and cultural diversity creates cultural landscapes and thus defining identity of the city and places.

Cities need to move towards indication of the need to identify new approaches and new tools for urban conservation. There for Historic Urban Landscape approach is a tool to reinterpret the values of urban heritage.

Identification, evaluation, protection, of cultural heritage are crucial issues of conservation, while emphasising proper management of heritage as the most important toward sustainable approach.

Main Goal of this Conference is to promote environmental and sustainable performance for existing heritage cultural landscapes. Conference is aiming to promote approaches in urban conservation that would necessarily take into consideration all aspects of tangible and intangible heritage. More over conference is aiming to show aspects of treats its impact and how we react.

The reuse of heritage cultural landscapes has environmental, social, and economic benefits.

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