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Promoting Sustainable Development of Cultural Assets by Improving Users’ Perception through Space Configuration; Case Study: The Industrial Heritage Site

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Division of History, Theory and Heritage, Faculty of Architecture, Poznan University of Technology, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
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Faculty of Architecture, Jundi-Shapur University of Technology, Dezful 64616-18674, Iran
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Sustainability 2020, 12(12), 5109; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125109
Received: 15 May 2020 / Revised: 12 June 2020 / Accepted: 19 June 2020 / Published: 23 June 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Culture Management and Sustainable Development)
The role of the cultural assets as one of the pillars of sustainable development is undeniably of great significance in the cultural sustainability of cities. Indeed, the way users understand and interpret cultural heritage sites would be highly critical to managing cultural organizations properly. It means by improving users’ perception of these sites, it can expect a fair distribution of comprehensive awareness among generations about the values of cultural assets. Past studies in spatial psychology have demonstrated that environmental properties can positively Influence human emotions. On the other hand, using computational–mathematical methods used to examine spatio-visual properties have rarely been compared to human perceptions. This paper examines the impact of spatio-visual properties on human perception as a clever cultural management strategy to promote cultural sustainability. It is discussed how environmental features in general, and visibility in particular, can shape the way users interpret cultural heritage. Results indicate that not only visibility of users’ paths within cultural heritage sites can be an influential factor for the development of users’ perception, but also the visibility of the entrance of these complexes can change their understanding. This means that decision-makers, architects, and managers of the cultural organizations can apply these findings as cultural management framework by defining predefined paths in these sites in the way that they possess high visibility and visible entrance. Consequently, the distribution of public awareness among generations can be improved to strengthen the role of cultural aspects in sustainable development. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural sustainability; cultural management; industrial heritage; users’ perception; visibility cultural sustainability; cultural management; industrial heritage; users’ perception; visibility
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Bazazzadeh, H.; Nadolny, A.; Attarian, K.; Safar ali najar, B.; Hashemi safaei, S.s. Promoting Sustainable Development of Cultural Assets by Improving Users’ Perception through Space Configuration; Case Study: The Industrial Heritage Site. Sustainability 2020, 12, 5109. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125109

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Bazazzadeh H, Nadolny A, Attarian K, Safar ali najar B, Hashemi safaei Ss. Promoting Sustainable Development of Cultural Assets by Improving Users’ Perception through Space Configuration; Case Study: The Industrial Heritage Site. Sustainability. 2020; 12(12):5109. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125109

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Bazazzadeh, Hassan, Adam Nadolny, Koorosh Attarian, Behnaz Safar ali najar, and Seyedeh s. Hashemi safaei 2020. "Promoting Sustainable Development of Cultural Assets by Improving Users’ Perception through Space Configuration; Case Study: The Industrial Heritage Site" Sustainability 12, no. 12: 5109. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12125109

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