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Pre-Organised Special Sessions

To be competed with more special sessions soon...

Prof. Stella Sofia Kyvelou 

Title: Cultural Heritage as a Contributor to Territorial/Urban Resilience



Prof. Stella Sofia Kyvelou 

Department of Economic and Regional Development

Panteion University, Greece



In today's ever-changing and complexifying world, the importance of urban and territorial resilience cannot be neglected. From natural and manmade disasters and climate change effects to the forces of globalization, cities face a range of challenges that necessitate a focus on resilience. These events underscore the critical need for cities (as social–ecological systems and complex adaptive systems) to gain preparedness, adaptability, transformability and the capacity to withstand shocks and stresses.

Cultural heritage has increasingly been recognized as a territorial asset and a valuable resource for enhancing territorial and urban resilience. It offers a sense of belonging, tangible assets, and historical knowledge that can be effectively utilized in risk prevention and management activities. The value of cultural heritage and its role in “making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable” is an integral part of the UN Agenda 2030 and the international policy for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030.

In this framework, we are inviting original articles and reviews that further explore the role of heritage in territorial and urban resilience. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: - theoretical approaches of resilience ( evolutionary resilience etc.); - urban/territorial resilience approaches and methodologies; - resilient cities, territories, and landscapes ; - climate crisis and protection of cultural heritage; - heritage management strategies; - preservation and reuse of built heritage; - community participation, - community resilience; - integrated risk management; - environmental agendas and policies for sustainable and resilient environments; - maritime/underwater cultural heritage and resilient territories; - participatory processes for the incorporation of CH in spatial planning; - cultural heritage and cultural ecosystem services.




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