Heritage Planning: Principles and Process

This new book provides a comprehensive overview of heritage planning (historic preservation planning) as an area of professional practice. It begins with the context and principles of heritage planning, including land-use law, planning practice, and international heritage doctrine, all set within the framework of larger societal issues such as sustainability and ethics. The book then takes readers through the pragmatic processes of heritage practice, including collecting data, identifying community opinion, determining heritage significance, best practices for creating a conservation plan, and managing change.

Heritage Planning recognizes changing approaches to heritage conservation, particularly the shift from the conservation of physical fabric to the new emphasis on retaining values, associations and stories that historic places hold for their communities.

It is essential reading for professionals who manage change within the built environment and students of heritage conservation and historic preservation.

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