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The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific

Edited by: Kapila D. Silva

Print publication date:  January  2020
Online publication date:  December  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138598256
eBook ISBN: 9780429486470
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The Routledge Handbook on Historic Urban Landscapes in the Asia-Pacific sheds light onto the balancing act of urban heritage management, focusing specifically on the Asia-Pacific regions in which this challenge is imminent and in need of effective solutions. Urban heritage, while being threatened amid myriad forces of global and ecological change, provides a vital social, cultural, and economic asset for regeneration and sustenance of liveability of inhabited urban areas worldwide.

This six-part volume takes a critical look at the concept of Historic Urban Landscapes, the approach that UNESCO promotes to achieve holistic management of urban heritage, through the lens of issues, prospects, and experiences of urban regeneration of the selected geo-cultural context. It further discusses the difficult task that heritage managers encounter in conceptualizing, mapping, curating, and sustaining the plurality, poetics, and politics of urban heritage of the regions in question. The connective thesis that weaves the chapters in this volume together reinforces for readers that the management of urban heritage considers cities as dynamic entities, palimpsests of historical memories, collages of social diversity, territories of contested identities, and sites for sustainable liveability. Throughout this edited collection, chapters argue for recognizing the totality of the eco-cultural urban fabric, embracing change, building social cohesion, and initiating strategic socio-economic progress in the conservation of Historic Urban Landscapes.

Containing thirty-seven contributions written by leading regional experts, and illustrated with over 200 black and white images and tables, this volume provides a much-needed resource on Historic Urban Landscapes for students, scholars, and researchers.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Cities Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The ideology of the urban cultural landscape construct Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Conserving Asia’s vernacular water urbanisms Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Re-imagining Eurasia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Human aspects of historic urban environments Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Historic landscapes in rapidly transforming Asian cities Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Evolution and repercussions of the heritage designation process in Sindh, Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Urban morphology and Historic Urban Landscape management Download PDF
Chapter  9:  New methodologies for exploring sense of place in the Historic Urban Landscape Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Creating information management systems for cultural World Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Conservation of historic open space urban landscapes of Chittagong, Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The role of natural landscapes in historic Chinese cities Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The sensory heritage of Asian cities Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Ghats on the Ganga in Varanasi, India Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Safeguarding ritual landscape of living urban heritages Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Intangible dimensions of urban heritage Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Cultural routes in China Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Finding human well-being in Historic Urban Landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Integrated management systems of the urban World Heritage properties of Kathmandu and Samarkand Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Erasure and appearance Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Sustainable urbanism and Historic Urban Landscape conservation Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Regeneration of a Historic Urban Landscape with pedestrian-oriented streetscape design Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Towards safer and resilient historic urban environments Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Rural development Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Community-focused urban regeneration Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Community involvement in heritage conservation Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Transient heritage values, conflicting aspirations, and endangered urban heritage in the historic Galle Fort, Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Conserving the historic port town of Tomo, Seto Inland Sea, Japan Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Understanding community-based heritage values Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Wurundjeri-al Narrm-u (Wurundjeri’s Melbourne) Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Historic Urban Landscape approach in the Australian context Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The monument and the city Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Historic Urban Landscapes of China Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Conserving historic urban cores in Iran Download PDF
Chapter  35:  ‘Land is a very limited definition of place’ Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Historic Urban Landscapes in the Indian Ocean waters Download PDF
Chapter  37:  A tale of two cities Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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