Springer Geography

Cultural Territorial Systems

Landscape and Cultural Heritage as a Key to Sustainable and Local Development in Eastern Europe

Editors: Rotondo, F., Selicato, F., Marin, V., Lopez Galdeano, J. (Eds.)

  • Makes geographically broad comparisons through Europe and beyond
  • Links to more theoretical material and to online resources through the VIVA network
  • Supplies very concrete and practical knowledge on cultural heritage management with practical examples from Eastern Europe
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This book seeks to enhance the cultural dimension of sustainable development and particularly focuses on minor historic centers and their natural and rural landscapes. In a society becoming ever more globalized, without territorial restrictions in the production of goods and able to reproduce in China the goods and product characteristic of South American crafts (to mention just two extremes), the only element that can still be contextualized is heritage identity: the result of close integration between cultural assets, intangible assets and settled communities.

 Thus, heritage identity is one of the few elements, together with natural resources, which has the potential for economic development that is still firmly rooted in places and local populations. These towns are often the centerpiece of urban landscapes and geographical areas with original features, not always but often as individual places within networks of minor historical centers linked by shared history, traditions and/or natural elements (rivers, forests, river systems or other natural elements). They are outside the major tourist networks, even if now there is a budding interest in the touristic exploitation of these environments. So, they are the right places to pursue a sustainable and local development with a cultural perspective.

 This book is a product of the VIVA_EASTPART project (Valorisation and Improving of management of Small Historic Centres in the eastern PARTnership region), under the EU-funded “ENPI Eastern Partnership” program. It complements the more practically-focused work that is in production from this group, more focused on empirical approaches to the development of minor historic centers of the nations involved. Though the book has been influenced by this research and working experience, the authors are solely responsible for the content and opinions presented.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Studying Cultural Territorial Systems: Introduction

    Rotondo, Francesco

    Pages 3-6

  • The Concept of Heritage

    Selicato, Francesco

    Pages 7-12

  • Local Self-sustainable Development

    Rotondo, Francesco

    Pages 13-19

  • Cultural Heritage as a Key for the Development of Cultural and Territorial Integrated Plans

    Rotondo, Francesco

    Pages 21-27

  • Sustainable Development Policies for Minor Deprived Urban Communities and Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation

    Ventura, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20753-7
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20752-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Territorial Systems
Book Subtitle
Landscape and Cultural Heritage as a Key to Sustainable and Local Development in Eastern Europe
Editors
  • Francesco Rotondo
  • Francesco Selicato
  • Vera Marin
  • Josefina Lopez Galdeano
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20753-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20753-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20752-0
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 386
Number of Illustrations and Tables
146 b/w illustrations, 31 illustrations in colour
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