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Sustainability 2016, 8(8), 792; doi:10.3390/su8080792

Sustaining Cultural and Natural Heritage in Albania

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Institute of Cultural Monuments “Gani Strazimiri”, Tirana 1001, Albania
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Construction Technologies Institute—National Research Council of Italy, Bari 70124, Italy
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Academic Editor: Victor T. King
Received: 31 May 2016 / Revised: 14 July 2016 / Accepted: 8 August 2016 / Published: 11 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainability of Cultural and Natural Heritage)
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This article describes the ongoing project “School for Cultural Heritage through Map Exploitation” (SCHEME), an integrated set of activities designed to support social inclusion in heritage promotion processes in Albania. The main project goal is delivering ICT tools (map and crowdfunding platforms) and procedures as well as improving the capacity of stakeholders to sustainably valorize hidden resources. The underlying approach has capitalized on existing technologies and experiences through the development of an advanced interactive multimedia map using data produced in the Ljubljana Process. Subsequently, the map will be extended by collecting more data on the Lake Ohrid Region, which has been selected as a pilot area to promote the neglected inland, relieving pressure on more famous coastal sites. A contest among schools will enrich the database, uploading multifaceted memories collected by students. The winning cultural asset will be the object of a small-scale rehabilitation project supported by a fundraising campaign through a crowdfunding platform. The centrality of people’s active participation will contribute to governance innovation by reverting to traditional top-down promotion processes and practices, in which heritage consumers represent passive recipients of ready-made offers and messages. The map platform also holds specific potential for cultural tourism purposes, avoiding mistakes in the geo-localization of sites. View Full-Text
Keywords: IRPP/SAAH methodology; school contest; multimedia interactive map; crowdfunding IRPP/SAAH methodology; school contest; multimedia interactive map; crowdfunding
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Dollani, A.; Lerario, A.; Maiellaro, N. Sustaining Cultural and Natural Heritage in Albania. Sustainability 2016, 8, 792.

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