OUR WORLD HERITAGE: Heritage economics – evidence based innovative practices

During 2021, Our World Heritage will organise events and debates in order to integrate participation and dialogue into World Heritage activities, with the aim to raising awareness and gathering knowledge on themes of heritage protection, support knowledge based decision-making, promotion good governance and engage civil society.

In this perspective, a series of 12 monthly thematic discussions will be organized to address critical issues in World Heritage conservation and management. The debates will then become reports to be presented during the World Heritage Forum in 2022.

Significant within the CLIC project is session 20 in which innovative practices in heritage economics and heritage paradigms regarding protection and preservation will be explored. Paradigms are not exclusively about cultural and intrinsic values; rather, intrinsic values are the vehicle for achieving more general goals, to be achieved through heritage conservation. In this perspective, the debate contributes to reflecting on the role of heritage economics.

The webinar of 18th June 2021,  h16:00 – 18:00 UTC, will focus on innovative practices with activation of multidisciplinary techniques in each phase of the preservation process (documentation, planning, restoration, monitoring), supported by innovative models in terms of governance, partnership, funding, and decision-making. They will intervene Alessio Reexpert in culture economics – presenting Innovative schemes for economic investment on cultural heritage; Christer Gustafson, professor at Department of Art History, Conservation with a topic on Cultural heritage and innovation, smart heritage-based development strategies; Donovan Rypkema, president of heritage Strategies International  intervening on Beyond tourism: the other economic impacts of heritage conservation, and Luigi Fusco Girard – emeritus professor at University of Naples Federico II and scientific coordinator of H2020 CLIC project, with the discussion Towards impacts assessment framework for circular “human-centered” adaptive reuse of cultural heritage.

The Event will be online at the link https://ourworldheritage.org/new_approaches/