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In the modern scientific culture, the seismic vulnerability of the architectural heritage is estimated numerically and need mathematical models of the mechanical behaviour of masonry buildings. The constructive system of “baraccate” houses, whose spread andarchitectural and engineering values have been rediscovered recently, still needs mathematica...
The seismic period, that started in 1783 and lasted three years in the southern Calabria (South of Italy), caused massive damages: over 35,000 victims and relevant upheavals in the hydrogeological asset of the site. The Borbone government immediately dealt with the reconstruction of backward provinces, attempting to reorganize the economic and admi...
The Palazzo Vescovile in Mileto (Southern Italy), erected shortly after the catastrophic earthquake that struck the Calabria region, emblematically represents the application of principles and technical indications recommended in the Borbone seismic code Istruzioni and included in treatises of Eighteenth century seismic engineering. The building, c...
The historical research - Thanks to the archival, cartographic and documentary sources - Allows to critically observe the urban transformations and reveal, recognize and so transmit the values of past cityscapes. The introduction of new information and communication technologies (ICT) relating to the historical cultural heritage gives the possibili...
The wooden building structures constructive technique has very remote origins, the opus craticium was yet been described by Vitruvius and it is possible to find archaeological ruins both in Pompeii and Herculaneum. It has had a wide geographical spread and a long persistence in time so that it is possible to find its traces in the various countries...
In recent years there has been considerable activity in the digitisation of Europe's cultural heritage, for creation of network-accessible databases (Europeana, CARARE, 3D-ICONS), in implementing strategies for shared global standards (EPOCH, Minerva EC) and for use in Web GIS programmes (MAPPA, Mapping Gothic France). However such initiatives are...
Heritage is a great term which uses the past to represent the tangible and intangible socio-cultural expressions in the present time developing a future vision and pausing the modernization or globalization wave against the cultural identity [Outstanding Values] of the autonomous/indigenous/local communities. Using the former concept, the research seeks to fill the gap between the main structure of heritage marketing process and the augmentation level of the site, museum, or city image “Branding”. It links strategically between the rural, urban, or cultural landscapes “overall”, the key site stakeholders, the community, and the visitors. Therefore, the heritage site might become psychologically one of the priorities of a community and the visitors as well, experiencing culturally their (lifelong learning or short-term) memories via the edutainment activities and indirectly preserving the cultural identity as a source of socio-economic development. The research adopts grounded theory as a research methodology in an interpretive-constructivism paradigm. I used both qualitative and quantitative research methods. In addition to some international case studies, the investigation of the research is based on two empirical cases studies in Viterbo province (Italy): firstly, the Cultural Landscape of Civita di Bagnoregio; and secondly, Farnese Palace in Caprarola – Villas of the Papal Nobility (Tentative Italian UNESCO World Heritage Sites). Overall, the research targets the qualitative methods of urban development and the urban identity preservation policies sustaining the [local] cultural identity of the communities as a representative of the cultural heritage and the main generator of the future heritage. Contributing to the future heritage industry, the research contributes to the heritage preservation-based definition of the “Cultural Identity” concept valorizing the values of cultural diversity in the same demographic area, thus the authorities might generate socio-economic opportunities, especially for the youth generation, enhancing the level of stewardship or in another word “the sense of the place”. Thus, they become so motivated to generate an innovative business in relation to their culture and heritage. In addition, the research develops a People-centered Heritage Branding Approach that mainly invests the manifestations of the cultural identity to create a sustainable brand image and to emancipate the level of community involvement. Thus, the research generates a group of tools that provides the updated socio-economic requirements of the communities and at the same time, mitigates socially the rapid modification and deterioration in their cultural knowledge. Based on EU Horizon 2020 Project Be.CulTour, the research supports strategically the community-centered cultural tourism process by operationalizing a strategic dynamic partnership among mainly three partners: people or the host community, the public sector, and the private sector. Subsequently, it develops a People-Public-Private Partnership as a circular/participatory business model (a corporate entity) to recognize the modern and contemporary interactions of the heritage community.