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 settings, single structures….) and intangible (ethical, social…) characteristics of place on the process sustainability:

I  Urban level

  1. Historic sites preservation and its sustainable development
  2. Cultural Landscape preservation and development
  3. Urban identity of the historic places
  4. Tangible and intangible heritage preservation – cases from practice
  5. Preserving identity and authenticity of historic places
  6. HUL approach

II  Architectural level

  1. Contemporary design intervention
  2. Endangered values and authenticity of historic structures

III  Structure and materials; Building technique and technology

  1. Traditional building techniques and materials; advantages and disadvantages
  2. Non-destructive diagnosis technologies for the safe conservation
  3. Application of methodologies, technologies, models and tools for preservation of cultural heritage
  4. Cultural Heritage site prevention measures, remedy and proposals
  5. Recycled and waste materials as sustainable resource for cultural heritage

IV  Natural and Man-maid hazards

  1. Impact of Earthquake, Landslides, Fire, Floods, Winds, etc.to the heritage sites
  2. Structural damages due to change in sub-soil conditions
  3. Excessive or inappropriate use
  4. Damage assessment, diagnosis and monitoring for the preventive conservation and maintenance
  5. Looting, terrorism, war conflicts, arson, floods, Air pollution etc
  6. Case studies

V  Education, promotion and management

  1. Cultural heritage and education
  2. Participation of the citizens to the heritage preservation activities
  3. Heritage sites Management
  4. Cultural heritage and sustainable tourism
  5. Heritage policy

VI  Virtual handling: Emerging computer technologies for heritage conservation

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