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  • Tourism and Cultural Heritage on Brownfield Sites

    Friday, December 13, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    West Hall A – Area A
    Learning Lounges
    Track 1: Sustainability, Livability, Resiliency
    In many cities, parts of the historical built heritage are abandoned. Other parts are protected as cultural and historical monuments, because of their great architectural, cultural, historical, and aesthetically value. This heritage needs a careful approach for its integration in the urban planning system. This approach represents a challenge for the decision makers and for the local stakeholders. The integration of this historic patrimony in competitive tourist products is an opportunity, as tourism is seen as a tool for urban regeneration, and simultaneously, increases the value and importance of the urban areas. This session presents the case study of the city of Oradea, Romania, which undertook significant challenges in transformation and reuse of abandoned spaces (brownfield sites), to cultural, commercial, residential, public reuse, while maintaining the cultural value of the space or the architectural features. Integrating historic-cultural features into redevelopment projects provides opportunities for tourism development, and contributes to sustainability goals and addressing urban contemporary needs.
    Cezar Morar
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