Cultural heritage in urban areasThe workshop will summarise state-of-the-art in the research of cultural heritage issues in relation to urban planning, development and life of settlements in order to improve and up-to-date mutual information about scientific achievements and capacity of research facilities in the pre-Accession to the EU countries and will support transition of this information to the EU countries as well as to the countries of Community’s external policy interests. It will help to select themes for medium term courses and joint or concerted research (METEOR) in the field of cultural heritage in urban areas. It will gather data on relevant national and international funding possibilities and it will help to choose “hot” topics in research orientation and training of teachers necessary for a sound economic and social local or regional development. All this will be used for relevant networking and twinning arrangements and links among pre-Accession to the EU countries, as well as, between them and the EU countries in the area of cultural heritage research.
Description of the contents, the workplan, the steps, the approach or the methodologyIntegration of cultural heritage in urban areas requires integrated planning, resolution of cultural aspects in relation to social and economic development and protection of environment. It must deal with integration of new architecture into historic setting as well as with assessment of the impact of planning measures on cultural heritage. The subjects will involve:
- Methods of integrated planning for protection, preservation, enhancement and rehabilitation of cultural heritage – safeguarding plans.
- Survey methodology.
- Urban conservation conceptions.
- International comparative studies (bad and good examples).
- Definition of substantial elements and aspects of the character and identity of historic urban areas.
- Evaluation of new architecture in the historic setting.
- Benefits of cultural heritage for housing – variety of spaces for housing, measures for enhancement and rehabilitation of cultural heritage as a contribution to quality of housing. Measures for housing stabilisation.
- Variety of suitable uses of cultural heritage for the needs of everyday life and limits to eliminate threats.
- Possibilities and limits of reuse of public spaces in the historic environment as a contribution to housing and leisure. Methods of public involvement.
Aristotelous-Cleridou, A (CY); Borg, M (MT); Cabral Sacadura, F (P); Drdácký, M (CZ); Dupagne, A (B); Erlien, G (NO); Erö, Z (HU); Esteve, C (F); Kratochvíl, P (CZ); Lejnieks, J (LV); Niskala, K (FIN); Nistor, S (RO); Papatheodorou, P (EL); Šarišský, M (SK); Sipelgas, K (EE); Topcu, H (TR); van Dun, P (NL); Vaz, L (P)