This presentation intends to illustrate through the example of a few specific cases of urban actions and projects, those instances in which the existence of built heritage leads to the recognition of identity and valuable contribution as a tool to regenerate, promote residence and economic development.
Introducing a conceptual framework for identity and culture it is possible to start the recognition of buildings, spaces, stories that configure own particularity to cities. And those would be the elements that would be configured as tools to involve the actions and transformation of the area. Studying each one of the heritage elements detected it is possible to trace a chorus line that impulse the new activity proposal.
Cases presented in this article were really astonishing in terms of impact and provoked many favorable externalities around them. It is possible to confirm that history and stories as good as buildings and determined places can help regeneration with its own promotion and new ideas applied for better results.
In fact, heritage as a concept, cultural tangible and intangible, is a powerful tool to regenerate cities, to promote economical activity and bind communities toward social development.
Rinaldi, F.M., Maglio, L., Pisarro, I. and Basterrechea, L. (2021), "New approaches for cultural heritage: scientific symposium advisory committee – heritage as urban regeneration tool", Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 11 No. 2, pp. 170-184. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCHMSD-05-2019-0045
Emerald Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2020, Emerald Publishing Limited