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Buildings 2018, 8(3), 39;

Far-Sightedness vs. Emergency: A Matter for “Not Outstanding” European Cultural Landscapes

Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, Politecnico di Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
Received: 23 November 2017 / Revised: 4 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 March 2018 / Published: 11 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Built Heritage: Conservation vs. Emergencies)
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A far-sighted policy, designed to safeguard a State’s land and culture, is one that would be able to go beyond emergency culture in the direction of shared far-sightedness in the territorial government, looking ahead to future generations. New and different visions capable of taking responsibility for fragile territories and landscapes are needed, rather than approaches that, to date, have only been considered as emergency policies. In order to realize such a new approach, some actions must be implemented, and this paper focuses on the most relevant ones: looking at heritage as a relationship among buildings, land, and intangible assets; garnering the attention of politicians and scholars to address fragile landscapes and inland areas; framing the issue in a European perspective; and pushing for moral and social commitment in identifying new working hypotheses and possible solutions. View Full-Text
Keywords: cultural landscapes; fragile landscapes; interpretation/presentation of heritage cultural landscapes; fragile landscapes; interpretation/presentation of heritage
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