4th International Conference the Importance of place – Sarajevo 2017


The main topics of the conference are to emphasize and explore the importance of all Tangible (urban built heritage) and intangible (ethical, social…) characteristics of place on the process sustainability:

I Urban level

  1. Cultural Landscape preservation and its sustainable development
  2. Urban identity
  3. Natural heritage as a resource and a driving source of sustainable development
  4. Cultural landscape through tangible and intangible heritage, conservation, preservation of identity and natural authenticity
  5. Contemporary design intervention inside cultural landscape
  6. A relict (or fossil) landscape
  7. Associative cultural landscape
  8. case studies of the HUL approach
  9. cultural landscape heritage Management

II Architectural level

III Structure and materials; Building technique and technology

  1. Recycled and waste materials as sustainable resource for cultural heritage
  2. Durability and remediation of cultural heritage landscape

IV Natural hazards

  1. Earthquake, Landslides, Fire, Floods, Winds, etc.
  2. Weathering, Bio-deterioration, structural damage due to change in sub-soil conditions
  3. Case studies
  4. Prevention measures, remedy and proposals

V Man-made hazards

  1. Excessive or inappropriate use including mass tourism conservation practice
  2. Damage assessment, diagnosis and monitoring for the preventive conservation and maintenance
  3. Application of methodologies, technologies, models and tools for preservation of cultural landscapes
  4. Non-destructive diagnosis technologies for the safe conservation
  5. Looting, terrorism, war conflicts, arson, floods, Air pollution etc
  6. Case studies

VI Education, health, promotion and management

  1. Identity of cultural landscapes
  2. Knowledge of modern cultural heritage and education/participation of the citizens to the protection activities
  3. Culturale heritage economics (analysis of public policy, values and valuation in cultural heritage sector, the role of the market)
  4. Cultural heritage management (business plans, promotion, fundraising, governance, leadership structures, networking)
  5. Cultural heritage and sustainable tourism
  6. Urban and rural development in fuction of sustainability
  7. heritage policy
  8. cultural landscape heritage Management

VII Virtual handling: Emerging computer technologies for heritage conservation

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