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Sustainability 2013, 5(9), 3992-4023; doi:10.3390/su5093992
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A Methodological Framework Based on the Dynamic-Evolutionary View of Heritage

Received: 6 September 2013 / Accepted: 10 September 2013 / Published: 23 September 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cities and Waterfront Infrastructure)
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Abstract

The paper describes the shifting perspective from the contemplative view to the dynamic-evolutionary view of heritage and the main characteristics of the resulting multi-criterial decision-aid tool for the evaluation of heritage. With the integration of conservation in planning processes and with opening of the procedures to public participation, there is a need for decision-aid tools that can help increase rationality and transparency in decision-making processes related to planning. By understanding the contemporary view of heritage and the landscape, it is possible to create tools capable of accounting for spatial complexity and the extant cultural, social, historic and economic relations. With this in mind, a specific tool was created that can be used for the analysis, diagnosis, evaluation and monitoring of spatial heritage (registered and under consideration for protection), identifying opportunities, defining strategies for heritage management processes, and in the creation and evaluation of development and management scenarios. The paper illustrates a shift in the consideration of heritage in spatial planning and presents an application of the developed model in a case study.
Keywords: multi-criteria evaluation; heritage; planning; decision-aid tools; criteria; indicators; strategies multi-criteria evaluation; heritage; planning; decision-aid tools; criteria; indicators; strategies
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