Journal article

Social value and the conservation of urban heritage places in Australia

James Lesh

Historic Environment | Australia ICOMOS | Published : 2019

Abstract

Across the world, researchers and practitioners are recognising the potential of social value to bolster the conservation of heritage places. Operating alongside aesthetic and historic significance, the integration of social value into conservation practice seeks to enhance the assessment and management of cultural heritage by dissolving divides between practitioners and communities. Australia has long been recognised as a trailblazer in the development of social value due to its inclusion in the 1979 'Burra Charter', but social value's adoption in identification processes and its implementation in practice has undergone various evolutions in the past four decades. Its current meaning is far..

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