Valuing immovable cultural heritage as opportunity generator for the revival of local identity

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Author list: Caramelo-Gomes, J., Ivanc, T.
Publisher: Institute for Local Self-Government and Public Procurement Maribor
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Lex localis - Journal of Local Self-Government (1581-5374)
Volume number: 13
Issue number: 3
Start page: 719
End page: 740
Number of pages: 22
ISSN: 1581-5374
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


is the center of heritage protection; it is what justifies legal
regulations for protecting the built heritage and financial investments
for its maintenance and suggests usefulness and benefits of the heritage
as resource for regional growth and sustainability.

Classifying (by means of proclamation) immovable property as being a
part of monumental heritage has been the central instrument of heritage
protection law. The basis of the protection is identifying the (object
of) public interest, and this identification ex lege commences legal
protection i.e. protection regimes are restored on proclaimed immovable

Even though values are widely understood to be critical to understanding
for heritage protection, there is a little knowledge how the whole
range of values may be assessed in the context of decision-making and
establishing significance of the build heritage in question.

The paper seeks to examine the role of the built heritage as property
development and its impact to local identity. A critical review of
financial management and attitude of state and local government towards
built heritage is undertaken.


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