Volume XLII-2/W15
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W15, 1097–1104, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-1097-2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLII-2/W15, 1097–1104, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W15-1097-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  26 Aug 2019

26 Aug 2019

SURVEYING TO GAUGE STAKEHOLDERS' PARTICIPATION IN URBAN HERITAGE CONSERVATION

M. E. Siguencia Avila1, D. Avila Luna2, and M. A. Hermida3 M. E. Siguencia Avila et al.
  • 1Universidad de Cuenca, Ciudad Patrimonio Mundial (CPM) research project, Faculty of Architecture, 010107 Avenida 12 de Abril s/n y Agustín Cueva, Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 2Universidad de Cuenca, 010107 Avenida 12 de Abril s/n y Agustín Cueva Cuenca, Ecuador
  • 3Universidad de Cuenca, Departamento de Espacio y Población, LlactaLAB Ciudades Sustentables, Faculty of Architecture, 010107 Avenida 12 de Abril s/n y Agustín Cueva, Cuenca, Ecuador

Keywords: Historic Urban Landscape, community involvement, urban heritage conservation, validated survey

Abstract. Attention to the conservation of urban areas has been already raised in international legal instruments since 1962 and recently gained momentum with the adoption of the Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscapes (HUL) in 2011 (henceforth referred as the 2011 Recommendation). Considering heritage areas as drivers of economic growth but also targets of development pressures, many cities have adopted the tools provided in the 2011 Recommendation depending on their specific geographic and socio-economic contexts testing various systems to innovate in matters of urban heritage conservation and sustainable development. The present research targets the reporting of the process of implementation of the 2011 Recommendation through the creation of a survey to gauge the participation of stakeholders in worldwide case studies to establish a comparative framework. The methodology used for the survey originates from a specific case, Cuenca in Ecuador, and the secondary data collection from 101 additional case studies. The hypothesis is that the questionnaire can compile data as a tool to compare the processes for the implementation of the 2011 Recommendation and to find trends in the cases where stakeholders have become skilled at conserving urban heritage. The design of the survey demonstrates the feasibility to carry out an exploratory validation method (COSMIN) to use significant evidence coming from active stakeholders. The survey as developed becomes a powerful tool to be adapted in different contexts and as a scientific method to reach a proper statistic confidential level, margin error and to control bias in the sample composition.