Heritage as an Asset for Inner City Development

This publication presents eight cities across the world to illustrate how heritage may be a valuable asset in modern urban development.

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This lavishly illustrated book builds on the collective experience of the instructors of and participants in the Urban Heritage Strategies course, taking the reader on a tour of eight cities with historical ties to the Netherlands: Accra, Jaffna, Moscow, Paramaribo, Pretoria, Pulicat, Recife and Surabaya. The book explains how a city’s existing historical qualities may be put to good use. On the basis of the specific situation in each city, the economic significance of cultural heritage is clarified, as are the possibilities and limitations as regards the design challenges of the future.


Authors: Jean-Paul Corten, Ellen Geurts, Paul Meurs, Donovan Rypkema and Ronald Wall
ISBN: 9789462081161
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, nai010, 2014