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Articles | Volume XL-5/W7
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W7, 471–474, 2015
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-5/W7, 471–474, 2015

  13 Aug 2015

13 Aug 2015

Discussion and Reflection on Several Core Issues in the Grand Canal Heritage Conservation Planning Under the Background of Application for World Heritage

D. Yao1, D. S. Dai2, Y. Z. Tang3, G. Y. Zhu2, and X. Chen1 D. Yao et al.
  • 1Jiangsu Institute of Urban Planning and Design, Jiangsu Construction Building 903, Caochangmen Avenue 88, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
  • 2School of Architecture, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • 3Nanjing Academy of Urban Planning & Design Co. Ltd., Xinhua Building 16F, Zhongshan Road 55, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Keywords: China’s Grand Canal Heritage, Conservation Plan, Value Assessment, Protection Zoning

Abstract. At the turn of the century, a series of new heritage concepts have appeared in the area of international cultural heritage protection, such as cultural landscape, cultural route, heritage corridor, heritage canal, which presents the development of people’s recognition of cultural heritage. According to The Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, management planning must be contained in the material used to apply for world heritage. The State Administration of Cultural Heritage designed the mission and work schedule of China’s Grand Canal conservation planning in 2008. This research will introduce the working system of China’s Grand Canal conservation planning on three levels: city, province and nation. It will also summarize the characteristics of the core technologies in China’s Grand Canal conservation planning, including key issues like the identification of the core characteristic of China’s Grand Canal, value assessment and determination of the protection scope. Through reviewing, thinking and analyzing the previous accomplishments, the research will offer some advices for the similar world heritage conservation planning after.