Assessing the Values of Cultural Heritage by Marta de la Torre

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Build mutual trust and understanding; adopt sustainability as a unifying principle; take shared responsibility; institutionalize public participation; continually refine and use decision-making tools; collect and analyze important information (gather data for evaluation); • use incentives to encourage innovation. For the most part, the advice represented in these points is not specific to environmental issues and resources and is readily applicable to any other field.

These definitions parallel the distinction made in the field of environmental conservation between “held” values (the principles or ideologies that guide environmental professionals and advocates in their work or that constitute the “cause” of environmentalism) and “assigned” values (assigned by people and groups to the natural resources themselves). . Typologies of the values of natural resources provide an interesting analogue to these heritage value typologies. See Kellert () and Rolston (), as well as Satterfield’s paper in this volume.

References Australia . . The Burra Charter. Revised. org/ australia/ . , R. Mason, and M. de la Torre, eds. . Values and Heritage Conservation. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute. , and S. Morse. . Sustainability Indicators: Measuring the Immeasurable. London: Earthscan Publications. , and Y. Lincoln, eds. . Handbook of Qualitative Research. , and London: Sage Publications. English Heritage. . Sustaining the Historic Environment: New Perspectives on the Future. English Heritage Discussion Document.

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