14-15 Nov 2013
Since the 1990s World Heritage has been portrayed as a marker of transformation, from economic growth, increased tourism, regeneration to more intangible aspects of local pride and global recognition. In the last five years research on the effects of World Heritage inscription has shown that World Heritage status is not synonymous with tangible benefits such as increased funding and tourism. Yet it has proved much more difficult to pin down the more intangible consequences of World Heritage listing. Thus this conference invites speakers to explore a series of specific questions related to the tangible and intangible transformations of World Heritage inscription:
- What impact does World Heritage status have?
- To what extent does the World Heritage transform places?
- More empirically, how does the World Heritage status impact and possibly transform places?
- How is World Heritage status used and does it really generate change?
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