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Main Title: Assessment of Local People Opinion After World Heritage Site Designation, Case Study: Historic City of Yazd, Iran
Author(s): Nasrolahi, Ahmad
Roux, Jean-Michel
Ghasvarian Jahromi, Leila
Khalili, Mahmoudreza
Type: Article
Language Code: en
Abstract: Local participation in the cultural heritage conservation has always been a concern since the Venice Charter (1964). It seems the assumption of the World Heritage Center, and particularly their State Parties, is that local people living in a nominated site are willing to inscribe their properties on the World Heritage List. This research examines the points of view of a local community living in the buffer zone of the Historic City of Yazd in five categories: Willingness, quality of life, decision-making, benefits, and awareness after the designation as World Heritage Site. The main hypotheses are that local people did not agree to inscribe their properties on the World Heritage List, and their quality of life has not changed after registering. The methodology is based on both qualitative and quantitative methods by interviewing 400 people of both genders and different ages. The results show that the majority of local people living in the buffer zone were not satisfied to be on the list. In addition, more than 80% mentioned that the quality of life did not change at all after the inscription. There was a misunderstanding about the role of national and international organizations in World Heritage management and conservation among the local community.
Issue Date: 23-Jun-2019
Date Available: 15-Aug-2019
DDC Class: 300 Sozialwissenschaften
Subject(s): local people participation
cultural heritage conservation
World Heritage Site
Historic City of Yazd
Journal Title: Heritage
Publisher: MDPI
Publisher Place: Basel
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Publisher DOI: 10.3390/heritage2020106
Page Start: 1739
Page End: 1747
EISSN: 2571-9408
Appears in Collections:Inst. Stadt- und Regionalplanung » Publications

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