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Infrastructure and heritage conservation : Opportunities for urban revitilization and economic development

Directions in urban development
Katrinka Ebbe

24 août 2018

Cultural endowments such as traditional architecture, unique streetscapes, and historic sites are increasingly recognized as important economic resources in both developed and developing countries. Cities are often an important focal point for development based on these resources because they provide concentrations of heritage assets, infrastructure services, private sector activity, and human resources. Improving the conservation and management of urban heritage is not only important for preserving its historic significance, but also for its potential to increase income-earning opportunities, city
livability, and competitiveness.