Much attention in the international agenda is given to the preservation of urban cultural and historical heritage. In particular, in the New Urban Agenda
. Habitat III,
the heritage is highlighted as one of the basic elements of urban development strategies, and the need to preserve it is the goal of all levels of government.
Cultural heritage is the main resource for the development of historical cities; however, its maintenance in accordance with the appropriate standards requires significant investments.
There are many ways to address the challenge of protecting and reconstructing cultural heritage sites: in many countries, attracting business representatives to the reconstruction of heritage sites, creating attractive investment conditions for them and the maximum reducing of risks move to the forefront.
In historical cities, the new architectural dominants could and should appear, as they will continue the architectural dialogue of the eras, form a new image of the city, create prerequisites for the development of the economic and tourist industry and thus monetize historical heritage. An important issue is creation of comfortable urban environment, which will set out the conditions for positive perception of the historical city. Within the framework of the session the participants will discuss:
- How to make heritage sites as attractive as possible for investors: proven schemes and bold experiments;
- The balance between the historical and the modern: who decides what the historical cities should be like?
- Tourism and historical cities: what attracts people to historical cities?
- Technological, management, social and economic solutions supporting historical cities development;
- Function of citizens: how to manage work with inhabitants, technologies and infrastructure for both historical heritage saving and city renovation?