Special Issue "Enhancement of Public Real-estate Assets and Cultural Heritage: Management Plans and Models, Innovative Practices and Tools in Supporting the Local Sustainable Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: construction and evaluation of sustainability of programs projects and buildings; public and private feasibility of urban transformation; economic evaluation of environmental and cultural assets; complex decision-making processes and integrated assessments; governance of local development processes; economic and financial feasibility of public and private investment; economic evaluations and real estate appraisals; enhancement and management of cultural and environmental assets; sustainability complex programs of urban transformation; project management
Interests: Enhancement and management of cultural and environmental assets; Strategic Planning; Sustainability complex programs of urban transformation; Economic and financial feasibility of public and private investment; Governance of local development processes; Public Private Partnership
In recent years, new forms of enhancement of public real-estate assets and cultural heritage is one of the crucial challenges concerning the sustainable use of resources as an investment opportunity, based on research and innovation, dynamic way to stimulate preservation, development, renewal and transmission to future generations of these essential assets for development. The initiatives of local communities to regenerate abandoned spaces are increasingly widespread. Activities in the third sector, profit and non-profit associations, cultural and creative industries, start-up incubators, and crafts are just a few of the activities that are hosted in the enhanced assets. At the heart of these experiences is the desire to encourage economic and social innovation, while at the same time promoting synergy between public and private operators and supporting otherwise difficult development initiatives.
We invites researchers from different backgrounds, to exploring theoretical methodologies and/or presenting case studies deriving from different disciplines and approaches.
The reflections of researchers and scholars may address these topics from multiple perspectives. They may draw from specialized fields within geographic, economic, historic, cultural, architectural, social sciences and theory of decision.
The general aims of the special session are:
- Deeping the understanding of the role of cultural heritage valorization and public real-estate assets in local development processes;
- Increasing the dissemination of appraisal methods and systematic evaluation tools in the Heritage valuation and management fields;
- Providing decision-making support in the planning phase of heritage interventions;
- Improving the understanding of the dynamics, benefits, social and economic values of Heritage as a factor attracting innovation towards territory;
- Providing policy makers with possible solutions for heritage management as driver for local and sustainable management.
Prof. Dr. Lucia Della Spina
Prof. Dr. Francesco Calabrò
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Public Real-estate Assets
- Cultural Resources
- Sustainable Development
- Heritage Management
- Real Estate Appraisal
- Economic Sustainability
- Bottom-up processes
- Profit and Non-Profit associations
- Cultural and creative industries
- Start-up incubators