Next Article in Journal
Effect of Indoor Climate and Habitat Change on Museum Insects during COVID-19 Closures
Next Article in Special Issue
Dive in the Past: A Serious Game to Promote the Underwater Cultural Heritage of the Mediterranean Sea
Previous Article in Journal
Low-Invasive CO2-Based Visual Alerting Systems to Manage Natural Ventilation and Improve IAQ in Historic School Buildings
Previous Article in Special Issue
The Innovative and State of the Art Public Access Management of Malta’s Underwater Cultural Heritage
Article

Sustainable and Resilient Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) in Remote Mediterranean Islands: A Methodological Framework

Department of Geography and Regional Planning, School of Rural, Surveying and Geoinformatics Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Heroon Polytechniou Str. 9, Zographou Campus, 15780 Athens, Greece
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Fabio Bruno, Barbara Davidde, Pari Kalamara, Angelos Manglis, Dimitris Kourkoumelis and Michela Ricca
Heritage 2021, 4(4), 3469-3496; https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040192
Received: 28 August 2021 / Revised: 6 October 2021 / Accepted: 12 October 2021 / Published: 15 October 2021
The impacts of mass tourism and COVID-19 crisis demonstrate the need for healthy, peaceful, and authentic recreation options, giving prominence to emerging destinations, such as remote Mediterranean islands. These, although endowed with exquisite land and underwater cultural heritage (UCH), are confronted with insularity drawbacks. However, the exceptional land and especially UCH, and the alternative tourism forms these can sustain, e.g., diving tourism, are highly acknowledged. The focus of this paper is on the power of participation and participatory planning in pursuing UCH preservation and sustainable management as a means for heritage-led local development in remote insular regions. Towards this end, the linkages between participation and (U)CH management from a policy perspective—i.e., the global and European policy scenery—and a conceptual one—cultural heritage cycle vs. planning cycle—are firstly explored. These, coupled with the potential offered by ICT-enabled participation, establish a framework for respective participatory cultural planning studies. This framework is validated in Leros Island, Greece, based on previous research conducted in this distinguishable insular territory and WWII battlefield scenery. The policy and conceptual considerations of this work, enriched by Leros evidence-based results, set the ground for featuring new, qualitative and extrovert, human-centric and heritage-led, developmental trails in remote insular communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mediterranean island regions; underwater cultural heritage (UCH); heritage-led local development; participatory (e-)planning; social networks Mediterranean island regions; underwater cultural heritage (UCH); heritage-led local development; participatory (e-)planning; social networks
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

MDPI and ACS Style

Koutsi, D.; Stratigea, A. Sustainable and Resilient Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) in Remote Mediterranean Islands: A Methodological Framework. Heritage 2021, 4, 3469-3496. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040192

AMA Style

Koutsi D, Stratigea A. Sustainable and Resilient Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) in Remote Mediterranean Islands: A Methodological Framework. Heritage. 2021; 4(4):3469-3496. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040192

Chicago/Turabian Style

Koutsi, Dionisia, and Anastasia Stratigea. 2021. "Sustainable and Resilient Management of Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) in Remote Mediterranean Islands: A Methodological Framework" Heritage 4, no. 4: 3469-3496. https://doi.org/10.3390/heritage4040192

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop