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The Urban Book Series

Urban Centres in Asia and Latin America

Heritage and Identities in Changing Urban Landscapes

Authors: Sandholz, Simone

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  • Offers a unique perspective on urban conservation and heritage in Latin America and Asia 
  • Bases its empirical research on case studies of Kathmandu in Nepal, Yogyakarta in Indonesia, and Recife in Brazil 
  • Presents central conclusions on the meaningfulness of global heritage paradigms in local non-Western contexts, and the need for integrated approaches that reflect the different facets of heritage as a whole 
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About this book

This book presents an overview of the challenges that cities in Latin America and Asia are facing regarding the preservation of their tangible and intangible heritage. It argues that urban heritage has a value that transcends the mere object’s value, constituting a crucial source of identity for urban inhabitants. The same is true for the urban intangible values and practices that are often associated with places or buildings. The empirical research is based on case studies of Kathmandu in Nepal, Yogyakarta in Indonesia and Recife in Brazil; three cities that still comprise core areas with a high percentage of historic fabric and distinctive cultural expressions.

The comparative study of the three areas reveals the similarities and differences of urban conservation policies, past and present upgrading strategies in the core areas, and the importance of tangible and intangible heritage. All three cities demonstrate that urban heritage, habits and beliefs are still of importance to the population. While there are significant differences in the kind and level of protection the respective legal system provides, partly uncontrolled urban dynamics pose a threat to all of them.

The text is based on a PhD thesis submitted to the Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria. 


About the authors

The author is a human geographer with a first degree in architecture and a postgraduate degree in conservation.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43735-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43734-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 15, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82897-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Centres in Asia and Latin America
Book Subtitle
Heritage and Identities in Changing Urban Landscapes
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43735-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43735-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43734-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82897-8
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 379
Number of Illustrations
73 illustrations in colour
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