Posts Tagged ‘Heritage’

Cities investing in heritage and everyday culture in Greece and Cyprus: turning citizens in active participants rather than passive viewers

By browsing through the 97 URBACT Good Practice cities one can notice that culture and heritage are given a central role in several of them, e.g. Lisbon is implementing a strategy in order to protect historic shops, Malaga is turning a downgraded central area in a creative district, in Budapest Ujbuda residents are the ones [...]

By Nicholas Karachalis, on October 24th, 2017 at 10:24

Heritage values versus modern needs

How realistic is it, when restoring historic buildings, to manage a balance between the preservation of their values and the necessary alterations for their adaptation to modern needs? What are their values and what are modern needs? The literature in this field is quite rich, especially when referring to values. The debate goes back as [...]

By URBACT, on January 31st, 2012 at 13:15

Heritage as Opportunity – HerO Infographic

By URBACT, on July 20th, 2011 at 15:00

Poitiers is changing…

Inhabitants and guests of Poitiers are witnessing multiple alterations in their town’s heritage area. Poitiers is a historic town situated in the west central area of France which contains a large panel of cultural heritage. Its population reaches 83.500 inhabitants. Since Poitiers joined the URBACT HerO project, many transformations have been completed on the ground: [...]

By URBACT, on April 27th, 2011 at 14:25

Sevilla, a Ceramic City reinventing its image

Sevilla (Andalucia-Spain) is partner in the URBACT UNIC project working on how cities can encourage and develop new policies and actions which help their territory and industries, on this case focused on the ceramic sector, in a time of change and economic transition. One of these new actions should certainly be linked to the re-invented [...]

By URBACT, on March 11th, 2011 at 11:42

“Earth, Wind, Water, Fire” Proceedings of OWHC Regional Conference in Regensburg now published

The international conference “Earth, Wind, Water, Fire – Environmental Challenges to Urban World Heritage” that took place in the German World Heritage town Regensburg from 16th-18th September 2008 was a great success. Experts form more than fifteen European countries came to the medieval city in Southern Germany to attend the Northwest-European Regional Conference of the [...]

By URBACT, on December 16th, 2009 at 11:55