World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders

World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders

By: Amareswar Galla (editor)Paperback

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Published on the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, this thematic collection of case studies provides a thorough understanding of World Heritage sites and their Outstanding Universal Value in the context of sustainable development. The case studies describe twenty-six thematically, typologically and regionally diverse World Heritage sites illustrating their benefits to local communities and ecosystems and sharing the lessons learned with the diverse range of stakeholders involved. The volume emphasises a holistic and integrated view of World Heritage, linking it to the role local communities play in management and protection, and to issues of ecosystem sustainability, and the maintenance of biological, linguistic and cultural diversity. Cross-disciplinary in its scope, this book will provide a meeting point for researchers, practitioners, community representatives and the wider public and will promote cultural and natural heritage conservation as a key vector of sustainable development and social cohesion.

About Author

Amareswar Galla, PhD, is an alumnus of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Professor and Executive Director of the International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Copenhagen. He has worked on culture in poverty alleviation projects at several World Heritage sites including Ha Long Bay and Hoi An (Vietnam) and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (India). He is Editor-in-Chief of three research journals dealing with sustainable heritage development.


Foreword by the UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova; List of acronyms; Introduction; Part I. Bridging Nature and Culture: 1. Conservation of World Heritage and community engagement in a transboundary Biosphere Reserve: Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, Senegal; 2. Community engagement in safeguarding the world's largest reef: Great Barrier Reef, Australia; 3. Living World Heritage: Skocjan Caves, Slovenia; 4. Challenges of protecting island ecosystems: Socotra Archipelago, Yemen; 5. Cultural landscapes: challenges and possibilities: Vegaoyan - the Vega Archipelago, Norway; Part II. Urbanism and Sustainable Heritage Development: 6. Heritage and communities in a small island developing state: historic Bridgetown and its garrison, Barbados; 7. The Red City: Medina of Marrakesh, Morocco; 8. Capacity-building for sustainable urban development: town of Luang Prabang, Lao People's Democratic Republic; 9. World Heritage in poverty alleviation: Hoi an ancient town, Vietnam; 10. Responsible local community in historic centres: historic centre (Old Town) of Tallinn, Estonia; 11. An exceptional picture of a Spanish colonial city: historic centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox, Colombia; Part III. Integrated Planning and Indigenous Engagement: 12. Homelands of the Mijikenda people: sacred Mijikenda Kaya forests, Kenya; 13. Reconnection and reconciliation in Canadian Rocky Mountain parks: Jasper National Park, Canada; 14. Legacy of a chief: Chief Roi Mata's Domain, Vanuatu; 15. Living cultural landscape: rice terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras; 16. The strength of a cultural system: Cliff of Bandiagara (Land of the Dogons), Mali; Part IV. Living Heritage and Safeguarding Outstanding Universal Value: 17. Aligning national priorities and World Heritage conservation: iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa; 18. Participatory methodologies and indigenous communities - project-based learning: Sian Ka'an, Mexico; 19. Village on the winding river: historic villages of Korea - Hahoe and Yangdong; 20. World Heritage and Chinese diasporas: Kaiping Diaolou and villages, China; 21. Role of fisheries and ecosystem-based management: Shiretoko, Japan; Part V. More than the Monumental: 22. Dahshur villages in community development: Memphis and its necropolis - the pyramid fields from Giza to Dahshur, Egypt; 23. Sustainable development in a Dutch-German World Heritage site: the Wadden Sea; 24. World Heritage site status - a catalyst for heritage-led sustainable regeneration: Blaenavon industrial landscape, United Kingdom; 25. World Heritage in poverty alleviation: Serra da Capivara National Park, Brazil; 26. Angkor Archaeological Park and communities: Angkor, Cambodia; Pathways to sustainable development; References; List of contributors; Photo credits; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781107610750
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 376
  • ID: 9781107610750
  • weight: 830
  • ISBN10: 1107610753

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