Economics in Urban Conservation

Economics in Urban Conservation

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The role of economics in urban conservation is relatively underdeveloped. Professor Lichfield has added to his other pioneering studies in this innovative and important exposition of approach, method and techniques for the systematic application of economics in the conservation of urban areas. In order to establish an appropriate base for the economic analysis and application in parts III, IV and V of the book, the opening sections provide essential background information about the management and planning for conservation in the urban system in general and examine the special place of the cultural built heritage: those building and objects chosen by society for particular protection. Written in a highly accessible style, Economics in Urban Conservation makes a major contribution to an understanding of how economics in conservation can help in achieving a sensible balance between continuity and change in the built more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139242199
  • 9781139242196

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Introduction: The evolution of conservation and its economics; Part I. Planning and management in the conservation of the urban system: 1. Life cycle in the urban system; 2. Planning and management of urban resources; 3. Planning for urban conservation; Part II. Conservation of the cultural built heritage: 4. The nature of the cultural built heritage; 5. Identification and protection of the CBH; 6. Management and planning in the conservation of the urban cultural heritage; Part III. Economics in urban conservation: 7. Economics in the management of the built environment; 8. Economics in the conservation of the CBH; 9. Economics in planning for conservation of the CBH; 10. Valuation of the cultural built heritage; 11. Screening of the inventory or list; 12. Who benefits and who loses from conservation of the CBH?; Part IV. Selected tools of economic analysis for project evaluation: 13. Financial impact: financial analysis; 14. Economic impact: social cost benefit analysis; 15. Community impact: community impact analysis; Part V. Case Studies in the Economics of Conservation of the CBH; 16. The case studies; Notes; Bibliography; more