Religion Heritage and the Sustainable City

Religion  Heritage and the Sustainable City Author Yamini Narayanan
ISBN-10 9781135012687
Release 2014-10-10
Pages 256
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The speed and scale of urbanisation in India is unprecedented almost anywhere in the world and has tremendous global implications. The religious influence on the urban experience has resonances for all aspects of urban sustainability in India and yet it remains a blind spot while articulating sustainable urban policy. This book explores the historical and on-going influence of religion on urban planning, design, space utilisation, urban identities and communities. It argues that the conceptual and empirical approaches to planning sustainable cities in India need to be developed out of analytical concepts that define local sense of place and identity. Examining how Hindu religious heritage, beliefs and religiously influenced planning practices have impacted on sustainable urbanisation development in Jaipur and Indian cities in general, the book identifies the challenges and opportunities that ritualistic and belief resources pose for sustainability. It focuses on three key aspects: spatial segregation and ghettoisation; gender-inclusive urban development; and the nexus between religion, nature and urban development. This cutting-edge book is one of the first case studies linking Hindu religion, heritage, urban development, women and the environment in a way that responds to the realities of Indian cities. It opens up discussion on the nexus of religion and development, drawing out insightful policy implications for the sustainable urban planning of many cities in India and elsewhere in South Asia and the developing world.



Religion and Urbanism

Religion and Urbanism Author Yamini Narayanan
ISBN-10 9781317755418
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 236
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Conceptions of 'sustainable cities' in the pluralistic and multireligious urban settlements of developing nations need to develop out of local cultural, religious and historical contexts to be inclusive and accurately respond to the needs of the poor, ethnic and religious minorities, and women. Religion and Urbanism contributes to an expanded understanding of 'sustainable cities' in South Asia by demonstrating the multiple, and often conflicting ways in which religion enables or challenges socially equitable and ecologically sustainable urbanisation in the region. In particular, this collection focuses on two aspects that must inform the sustainable cities discourse in South Asia: the intersections of religion and urban heritage, and religion and various aspects of informality. This book makes a much-needed contribution to the nexus between religion and urban planning for researchers, postgraduate students and policy makers in Sustainable Development, Development Studies, Urban Studies, Religious Studies, Asian Studies, Heritage Studies and Urban and Religious Geography.



The Human Sustainable City

The Human Sustainable City Author Luigi Fusco Girard
ISBN-10 0754609456
Release 2003
Pages 573
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Seven years after Habitat II culminated with the Istanbul agreement on Sustainable Urban Development, this book brings together many of the world's leading experts from the fields of architecture, urban planning, economics, sociology, politics, environment and geography to assess the successes and failures in fulfilling the objectives decided upon at this historic meeting.The book represents a critical appraisal not only of the issues related to urban development but also of the modalities to face these issues from real examples, these in return can be used as starting points to construct new 'real utopias' or at least, to future 'best practices'.



Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment

Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment Author Bashir A. Kazimee
ISBN-10 9781845646240
Release 2012
Pages 213
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The essays in this book represent an up to date research and investigation into the various aspects of heritage and sustainability in the Islamic Built environments with an analysis of the problems that these cities face, as they confront the forces of globalization and new development. The authors in the book aim to the need for knowledge and understanding of Islamic society which is crucial for comprehending their rich architectural heritage and urban form with their intended meanings and uses. The book embraces a wide array of principles, strategies and precedents that are instrumental to the design of cities and communities in Islamic regions in order to sustain their cultural and environmental vitality. The subject matter in this book will provide an important body of knowledge, not only to the design professionals and students of architecture and planning, but also includes useful information across disciplines, such as social sciences, planning, urban geography and more.



Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage

Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage Author Silvio Ferrari
ISBN-10 9781317175025
Release 2016-04-15
Pages 360
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Going beyond the more usual focus on Jerusalem as a sacred place, this book presents legal perspectives on the most important sacred places of the Mediterranean. The first part of the book discusses the notion of sacred places in anthropological, sociological and legal studies and provides an overview of existing legal approaches to the protection of sacred places in order to develop and define a new legal framework. The second part introduces the meaning of sacred places in Jewish, Christian and Islamic thought and focuses on the significance and role that sacred places have in the three major monotheistic religions and how best to preserve their religious nature whilst designing a new international statute. The final part of the book is a detailed analysis of the legal status of key sacred places and holy cities in the Mediterranean area and identifies a set of legal principles to support a general framework within which specific legal measures can be implemented. The book concludes with a useful appendix for the protection of sacred places in the Mediterranean region. Including contributions from leading law and religion scholars, this interesting book will be valuable to those in the fields of international law, as well as religion and heritage studies.



Habitat Debate

Habitat Debate Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822037786282
Release 2004
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Banaras

Banaras Author Rana Singh
ISBN-10 9781443815796
Release 2009-10-02
Pages 435
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Narrating the making of the Hindus’ most sacred and heritage city of India (Banaras) this book will serve as lead reference and insightful reading for understanding the cultural complexities, archetypal connotations, ritualscapes and vivid heritagescapes that maintain India’s pride of history and culture.



Laudato si

Laudato si Author Franziskus (Papst),
ISBN-10 9783451807367
Release 2015-06-18
Pages 288
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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit „Laudato si“ beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.



Von der Freiheit eines Christenmenschen

Von der Freiheit eines Christenmenschen Author Martin Luther
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105041233201
Release 1520
Pages 29
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Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism as Motors for Development

Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism as Motors for Development Author Willy Legrand
ISBN-10 9781136001376
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 496
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It is now widely agreed that the climate is changing, global resources are diminishing and biodiversity is suffering. Developing countries – many of them considered by the World Tourism Organization to be 'Top Emerging Tourism Destinations' (UNWTO, 2009) – are already suffering the full frontal effect of environmental degradation. The challenge for developing countries is a triple-edged sword, how can economic prosperity be achieved without the perpetual depletion of nature’s reserves, the destruction of rural habitat and the dislocation of traditional societies? Many emerging nations are looking increasingly to the tourism industry as the motor for economic development, with hospitality businesses at the forefront. This book uses twenty-five case studies to demonstrate how it is possible to create income and stimulate regional socio-economic development by using sustainable hospitality and tourism attractions. These case studies focus on issues such as the protection of indigenous cultures as a source of touristic curiosity; the preservation of the environment and the protection of endangered species – such as the plight of turtles in Sri Lanka or butterflies in Costa Rica to encourage tourism. Some cases cover government supported projects, for example, the green parks venture and regional tourism development in the Philippines, an archaeological park initiative in Honduras and the diversity of nature tourism in St. Vincent. Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism as Motors for Development is designed to give students, academics and practitioners a guide for best practices of sustainable hospitality operations in developing countries. Based on case studies, it provides a road map of how to achieve the goals of sustainability giving benchmark examples. The book not only taps into a contemporary business subject, but aims to provide readers with a better understanding of how sustainable theories can be put into practice in hospitality and tourism industries in developing countries.



The encyclopedia of religion and nature

The encyclopedia of religion and nature Author Bron Raymond Taylor
ISBN-10 1843711389
Release 2005
Pages 932
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World Heritage Review

World Heritage Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105133608252
Release 2008
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Sustainable Urban Conservation

Sustainable Urban Conservation Author Yani Melody Huang
ISBN-10 1374673838
Release 2017-01-27
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This dissertation, "Sustainable Urban Conservation: a Design Strategy for the Renewal of Zhongshan Road Historic Block in Quanzhou City" by Yani, Melody, Huang, 黃雅妮, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Design Thesis: Sustainable Urban Conservation ---A Design Strategy for the Renewal of Zhongshan Road Historic Block in Quanzhou City Abstract In our modern cities we have lost sight of the traditional understanding of urban space. Fast, unconsidered urban construction simply demolished everything for new development, whatever in developed or under developed countries. Historic blocks, especially those located in the commercial district of city, are undergoing the destructive transformation. In recent years, public start to focus on conservation of unique characteristic of city and search of the vanished past. Along with the urban economic development and adjustment of industrial structure in China, a majority of conservation projects are combined with commercial development. It is a sustainable urban conservation discussed in thesis. Conservation can not be understood simply that conserving without any changes. If we just pay attention on the single heritage building only, cultural atmosphere and historical environment is different to conserve. Combining conservation of heritage buildings with redevelopment of adjacent areas is the effective method. Zhongshan Road Historic Block is a representative study area for achieving the target of thesis. The conservation principle and method of historic block in China has reviewed for design strategy. Especially, historic Block is different from Heritage Conservation Unit or Historical and Cultural City, it needs a sustainable plan to support itself because it always presents huge scale and quantity. From the case studies, it has provided the solutions for the study area in Quanzhou. Basing on the analysis of study issues of Zhongshan Road Historic Block, case study starts with two points: planning and architecture. Planning Quanzhou is a congregation zone with multi-religion, unique multi-culture is another valuable heritage except architectural. Conservation of Confucius Temple in Nanjing was implemented in protecting its cultural environment. The focus of case study is on its conservation method and treatment of cultural environment. Architecture Shophouse is one of architectural features in Quanzhou; it is a major element to contribute the commercial environment as well. Chinatown in Singapore also is a conservation area occupied by numbers of shophouses. The purpose of case study is to survey the relocation of shophouse function and solution to conflict problem between commercial and residential use. Melody, HUANG YANI, 2006990960 Design Thesis: Sustainable Urban Conservation ---A Design Strategy for the Renewal of Zhongshan Road Historic Block in Quanzhou City According to government's conservation proposal, conclusion of case studies and site analysis, overall design strategy is composed of conservation and redevelopment. Conservation Š Heritage buildings is exploited to constitute plaza and opened to public after restoring the buildings and relocating the function. Š Shophouses as a medium contribute to continue the traditional environment and supply services for heritage buildings and tourism development. Redevelopment Š New development is the primary factor for economic return except the shophouses which is small units for rental. But for conserving the total historic environment, n



Cultural Heritage and Tourism

Cultural Heritage and Tourism Author Dr. Dallen J. Timothy
ISBN-10 9781845412265
Release 2011-08-03
Pages 528
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One of the most salient forms of modern-day tourism is based on the heritage of humankind. The majority of all global travel entails some element of the cultural past, as hundreds of millions of people visit cultural attractions, heritage festivals, and historic places each year. The book delves into this vast form of tourism by providing a comprehensive examination of its issues, current debates, concepts and practices. It looks at the social, physical and economic impacts, which cause destinations, site managers and interpreters to consider not only how to plan and manage resources but also how to portray the past in ways that are acceptable, accurate, accessible and politically relevant. In the process, however, the depth of heritage politics, the authenticity and inauthenticity of place and experience, and the urgent need to protect living and built cultures are exposed. The book explores these and many other current issues surrounding the management of cultural resources for tourism. In order to help students relate concepts to real-world situations it combines theory and practice, is student learning oriented, is written accessibly for all readers and is empirically rich.



Directory of Published Proceedings

Directory of Published Proceedings Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015076219263
Release 2003
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Managing Cultural Heritage

Managing Cultural Heritage Author M. Magliacani
ISBN-10 9781137481559
Release 2014-12-03
Pages 136
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Managing Cultural Heritage explores managerial and governance issues within the cultural heritage sector, with particular regard to the ecomuseum. Moreover, a social accountability model is supplied to ecomuseums in order to be accountable towards its shareholder, the local community.



Consolidating Unity and Peace in Africa

Consolidating Unity and Peace in Africa Author Constance R. Banzikiza
ISBN-10 9966836306
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 188
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