Integrating heritage in land-use planning

Course description

This module deals with the integration of natural and cultural heritage in land-use planning.Land-use planning pertains to aspects of landscape, societal values and governance; this is the point of reference for this module, along with the ‘floating’ attributions surrounding these core aspects.

There is a scarcity of projects in Spanish heritage management which focus on real integration of cultural and natural heritage, however there are some interesting exceptions. This case study is focused on one of the most remarkable examples developed in Spain: Vías Verdes, or ‘Greenways’.

The Manifattura Urbana Association case study is an example of participatory restoration and managment of cultural heritage based on community involvement, through a process of integrated vocational training, creation of identity and engagement of volunteers.

The Involving stakeholders in urban planning strategy – Castle Hill in Grudziądz, Poland case study presents how heritage may be managed and saved thanks to cooperation of various stakeholders. Castle Hill in Grudziądz is a place where might have been rebuilt and reconstructed due to the engagement of local community. The case study stresses the importance of cooperation between the authorities, general public and scientists in the sustainable development of heritage.

The goal of the Biocultural diversity in Lisbon's urban planning case study is to show how integrated natural and cultural heritages are present in Lisbon’s urban planning, and how stakeholders are involved in the planning process.

The Landscape planning instruments: the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Forgotten Landscapes project case study provides an example of how a successful UK-specific landscape planning instrument can be a key component of the spatial planning process at all levels. The landscape planning instrument presented is the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS), an allocation of finances and resources dedicated to landscape-oriented developments such as the Forgotten Landscapes Project (FLP) in Blaenavon, Wales.

The The Marker Wadden creation of islands case study focuses on the EIA associated with the Marker Wadden landscape construction project, which is used as an example to convey the complexities of creating sustainability during large-scale ecological restoration.


Integrating heritage in land-use planning

Integrating heritage in land-use planning
Case Study: Greenways in Spain - an integrated project for natural and cultural heritage
Case study: Manifattura Urbana Association
Case Study: Involving stakeholders in urban planning strategy – Castle Hill in Grudziądz, Poland
Case Study: Biocultural diversity in Lisbon’s urban planning
Case Study: Landscape planning instruments - the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Forgotten Landscapes project
Case Study: The Marker Wadden creation of islands
Provider Adam Mickiewicz University
Training mode Open access online course
Target group Archaeological professionals and students of archaeology
Difficulty Intermediate
Language English
Authors Heleen van Londen, Marjo Schlaman, Andrea Travaglia, Miriam Cubas, Mikel Edeso, Nagore Zaldua-Mendizabal, Barbara Grazzini, Lara Natalini, Kornelia Kajda, Lieske de Wilde, Ben Lewis
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