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Assessing Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse Practices: Multi-Scale Challenges and Solutions in Rijeka

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Department of the Built Environment, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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Department of Architectural Engineering and Technology, Delft University of Technology, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands
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Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 3603; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073603
Received: 5 February 2021 / Revised: 11 March 2021 / Accepted: 18 March 2021 / Published: 24 March 2021
Cultural heritage is recognized as a driver and enabler for sustainable development, and its role within the circular economy and circular cities is gaining attention. Its adaptive reuse plays a significant role in this while prolonging the heritage lifespan, preserving the values associated with heritage assets, and creating shared values. The adoption and implementation of the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage practices present challenges at multiple levels. This research aims to identify these challenges and propose solutions to overcome them, considering the post-industrial port city of Rijeka, Croatia, as a case study. The adaptive reuse of cultural heritage practices was assessed through a stakeholder engagement workshop performing a multi-scale analysis using the Historic Urban Landscape approach as an assessment framework. Forty-nine themes were identified by content analysis of the challenges and solutions identified by stakeholders involved in adaptive reuse practices and decision-making in the city. The five most mentioned themes refer to aspects relating to participation, capacity, regulatory systems, economics-finance, and knowledge. These findings provide evidence of challenges for policy- and decision-makers to be addressed in policy-making. Solutions are also suggested to facilitate the adaptive reuse of cultural heritage in the city of Rijeka and similar contexts, such as introducing policies to support participatory decision-making whose absence is a barrier. View Full-Text
Keywords: adaptive reuse; challenge assessment; city of Rijeka; circular city; circular economy; cultural heritage; historic urban landscape approach; solution identification; stakeholder engagement adaptive reuse; challenge assessment; city of Rijeka; circular city; circular economy; cultural heritage; historic urban landscape approach; solution identification; stakeholder engagement
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Pintossi, N.; Ikiz Kaya, D.; Pereira Roders, A. Assessing Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse Practices: Multi-Scale Challenges and Solutions in Rijeka. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3603. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073603

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Pintossi N, Ikiz Kaya D, Pereira Roders A. Assessing Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse Practices: Multi-Scale Challenges and Solutions in Rijeka. Sustainability. 2021; 13(7):3603. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073603

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Pintossi, Nadia, Deniz Ikiz Kaya, and Ana Pereira Roders. 2021. "Assessing Cultural Heritage Adaptive Reuse Practices: Multi-Scale Challenges and Solutions in Rijeka" Sustainability 13, no. 7: 3603. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073603

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