COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN HERITAGE MANAGEMENT – GUIDEBOOK
Publisher: Organisation of World Heritage Cities /OWHC/City of Regensburg
Editor: Matthias Ripp and Monica Göttler
|In November 2015, the Organization of World Heritage Cities decided on occasion of its world congress in Arequipa/Peru to make “Heritage and Communities: Tools to engage local communities” the main theme for the next congress in November 2017 in Gyeongju/South Korea (https://www.ovpm.org/en/brochure ). The topic was chosen in a bottom-up decision: the regional meetings on site were asked to discuss and suggest a favorite topic, and the main auditorium of the General Assembly finally voted for the theme. In this case, the selected topic was indeed submitted through our Regional Secretariat!Under this premise, the OWHC Regional Secretariat for Northwest Europe and North America organized its 2016 Regional Conference in Stralsund containing a profound thematic workshop on “Community Involvement”. Next to practice examples on the topic of how community is already involved in our OWHC member cities, the EUROCITIES network was invited to the conference to present best practices from their point of view and to open up the scope.The Regional Secretariat Northwest Europe and North America intends to provide further benefit to members of the OWHC, but also all other urban heritage sites dealing with the constant struggle of a successful integration of the local community. This practice-oriented guidebook on „community involvement“ is supposed to extend the conference report of Stralsund for a wider audience from a scientific point of view, and give even more profound insight on the different perspectives of community work. The approach of the OWHC guidebook is to also integrate project examples from COMUS (“Community-led Urban Strategies in Historic Towns” – a Council of Europe/EU project with support from OWHC Regional Secretariat Northwest Europe and North America) as well as the EUROCITIES network and strengthen a fruitful cooperation with these two networks.For profound information on the topic from a scientific perspective, an introduction will be given to the state-of-the-art of research as well as a detailed description of the COBA model (Communication Model for Built Heritage Assets (http://www.herman-project.eu/files/publisher/downloads_public/Outputs/HerMan_Finale_Brochure_english_for_web1.pdf )). The idea of COBA is to support and stimulate a more professional heritage communication and a more efficient use of existing resources, based on a stronger identification of citizens with their heritage assets.
Community Involvement in Heritage Management – Guidebook (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318531316_Community_Involvement_in_Heritage_Management_-_Guidebook [accessed Jul 30, 2017].
Fuente: Matthias Ripp – Linkedin