European Historic Towns and Their Associations

4.2 Mrs Nina ZIMINA , Vice - President of the Association of Historic Towns of Russia , Mayor of Galitch , Member of the CLRAE Mr Chairman , ladies and gentlemen . Allow me first of all to thank you for this opportunity to discuss ...

Author: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287143943

Category: History

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Tourists in Historic Towns

The development objective, therefore, must be to harnessthesource,whilesafeguardingthefutureofthe natural resource, the historic town and its community. The leisure and cultural tourism industries are attracted to historic towns as a ...

Author: Aylin Orbasli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135801656

Category: Architecture

Page: 224

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Tourists in Historic Towns examines the relationship of culture, heritage, conservation and tourism development in historic towns and urban centres, debating the impacts of tourism on historic towns and the role tourism plays in conservation and urban continuity. The main focus of the book is medium sized historic towns and historic quarters which are attractive to the tourist market, but historic quarters in large cities and smaller rural settlements are not excluded. Alongside over a hundred examples of historic towns, five historic towns are discussed as case studies: Granada, Spain; York, England; Mdina, Malta; Antalya, Turkey and Quedlingburg, Germany.

Historic Towns of New England

TOWN. By. GEORGE. DIMMICKLATIMER. SALEM is what historical students would call a palimpsest, an ancient manuscript that has been scraped and then rewritten with another and later text. By careful study of the almost illegible characters ...

Author: Various

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 9785040867585

Category: Education


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Historic Towns of the Western States

This is the home of the library and museum of the State Historical Society. The University library and its accompanying seminary rooms for advanced study, each with its special library, occupy quarters here, but the building itself is ...

Author: Lyman Pierson Powell

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465571953

Category: History


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THE first two volumes of this series—those devoted to the historic towns of New England and the Middle States—dealt with communities each group of which has had for the most part a common origin, has progressed along practically parallel lines, and possesses characteristics closely akin. The volume upon the towns of the South brought closely to view the cosmopolitan character of the population which has settled our continent to the South and Southwest of the Appalachian wall. The stories of Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Charleston, Savannah, and St. Augustine bring into view widely-different origins, experiences, and interests along a single stretch of coast; while Mobile and New Orleans, Knoxville, Nashville, and Louisville, Vicksburg and Little Rock, are groups representing chapters in our history which appear to have but slight connection save in the view of those who have closely studied the mainsprings of American development. The present volume represents even a wider range of historical interest. The attentive reader will, however, discover that although these towns of the far-stretching trans-Alleghany region have sprung from curiously divergent beginnings, and are apparently incongruous in composition and in aims, there really is and has been much in common among them. In order to understand Western history, one must first have knowledge of the details of the titanic struggle for settlement in North America, made respectively by Spain, France, and England. The early decline of Spanish power north of the Red and the Arkansas, save for the later temporary holding of Louisiana; the protracted tragedy which ended on the Plains of Abraham in the Fall of New France; the Revolution of the English colonists, and its portentous results; the Louisiana Purchase of 1803; the Mexican War, the episode of California, the story of Texas, with their consequent ousting of Spain from lands north of the Rio Grande and the Gila—all these are factors bearing the closest relation to the history of the West, and consequently of many of the historic towns whose stories have been grouped within these covers. With these episodes of national rivalry, and consequent diplomacy and war, were intimately concerned the French fur-trade outposts of Detroit, Mackinac, Vincennes, and St. Louis, links in the forted chain which bound Canada and Louisiana, and by means of which it was sought to form a barrier against the Westward growth of the English colonies; also the Spanish stations of San Francisco, Monterey, Los Angeles, and Santa Fé, which were at once political vantage points and mission seats, for the spread of Spanish power and civilization from Mexico, among the brown barbarians of the North. St. Louis experienced both French and Spanish régimes, while Mackinac, Detroit, and Vincennes were much affected by the period of English occupancy. As settlement grew upon the Atlantic coast, the English frontier was inevitably pushed farther and farther from tidewater. The hunter followed his game westward; so the forest trader, seeking the ever-receding camps of the aborigines, and, in due course, the raiser of cattle, horses, and swine who needed fresh pastures for his herds as tillage steadily encroached upon the wild lands of the border. At first timorously occupying the valleys and foothills of the eastern slopes, hunter, trader, and grazier, each in his turn, cautiously followed buffalo traces and Indian war-paths over the crest of the great range, and hailed with glee waters descending into the mysterious West. Not less formidable than the barriers reared by nature were those interposed by the savage, who with dismay saw his hunting grounds fast dwindling under the sway of the land-grabbing English; and by the jealous machinations of the military agents and fur traders of New France, who brooked no rivalry in their commercial exploitation of the forest.

Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities

English Heritage, Conservation Area Appraisals: Defining the Special Architectural or Historic Interest of ... English Historic Towns Forum, Townscape in Trouble: Conservation Areas – The Case for Change, English Historic Towns Forum, ...

Author: Dennis Rodwell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470759516

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

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Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural conservation and how its perceived relevance and level of attainment can be extended when harnessed to wider agendas of sustainability and cultural identity. It tests the achievement of urban conservation through examples from across Europe and further afield and relates them to the sustainability agenda.

Lords and Towns in Medieval Europe

RCHME), Ancient and Historical Monuments in the City of Salisbury, vol. 1 (London, 1980), pp. xxv-lxiii. 5 For comparative critiques of the European historic town atlases, see T.R. Slater, 'The European historic towns atlas', ...

Author: Howard B. Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351921282

Category: History

Page: 574

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This volume is based on possibly the biggest single Europe-wide project in urban history. In 1955 the International Commission for the History of Towns established the European historic towns atlas project in accordance with a common scheme in order to encourage comparative urban studies. Although advances in urban archaeology since the 1960s have highlighted the problematic relationship between the oldest extant town plan and the actual origins of a town, the large-scale cadastral maps as they have been made available by the European historic towns atlas project are still necessary if we want to understand the evolution of the physical form of our towns. By 2014 the project consisted of over 500 individual publications from over 18 different countries across Europe. Each atlas comprises at least a core-map at the scale of 1:2500, analytical maps and an explanatory text. The time has come to use this enormous database that has been compiled over the last 40 years. This volume, itself based on a conference related to this topic that was held in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin in 2006, takes up this challenge. The focus of the volume is on the question of how seigneurial power influenced the creation of towns in medieval Europe and of how this process in turn influenced urban form. Part I of the volume addresses two major issues: the history of the use of town plans in urban research and the methodological challenges of comparative urban history. Parts II and III constitute the core of the book focusing on the dynamic relationship between lordship and town planning in the core area of medieval Europe and on the periphery. In Part IV the symbolic meaning of town plans for medieval people is discussed. Part V consists of critical contributions by an archaeologist, an art historian and an historical geographer. By presenting case studies by leading researchers from different European countries, this volume combines findings that were hitherto not available in English. A comparison of the English and German bibliographies, attached to this volume, reveals some interesting insights as to how the focus of research shifted over time. The book also shows how work on urban topography integrates the approaches of the historian, archaeologist and historical geographer. The narrative of medieval urbanization becomes enriched and the volume is a genuine contribution to European studies.

Historic Cities

The Historic Environment: Policy and Practice 6 (2015): 16–40. doi:10.1179/1756750515Z.00000000066. O'Donnell, P. M., and M. Turner. The Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation: A New UNESCO Tool for a Sustainable Future. Cape Town: ...

Author: Jeff Cody

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9781606065938

Category: Architecture

Page: 632

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This new volume in the GCI's Readings in Conservation series brings together a selection of seminal writings on the conservation of historic cities. This book, the eighth in the Getty Conservation Institute’s Readings in Conservation series, fills a significant gap in the published literature on urban conservation. This topic is distinct from both heritage conservation and urban planning despite the recent growth of urbanism worldwide, no single volume has presented a comprehensive selection of these important writings until now. This anthology, profusely illustrated throughout, is organized into eight parts, covering such subjects as geographic diversity, reactions to the transformation of traditional cities, reading the historic city, the search for contextual continuities, the search for values, and the challenges of sustainability. With more than sixty-five texts, ranging from early polemics by Victor Hugo and John Ruskin to a generous selection of recent scholarship, this book thoroughly addresses regions around the globe. Each reading is introduced by short prefatory remarks explaining the rationale for its selection and the principal matters covered. The book will serve as an easy reference for administrators, professionals, teachers, and students faced with the day-to-day challenges confronting the historic city under siege by rampant development.

Historic Cities and Sacred Sites

17 Strategies for Sustainable Urban Preservation Michel Bonnette T wo of the most complex but fundamental tasks in managing historic cities are finding the right approach to urban conservation and ensuring that all the actors involved ...

Author: Ismail Serageldin

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 082134904X

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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This book contributes to a better understanding of why historic cities and sacred sites are important, and how cultural roots may influence and improve urban futures. It emphasises the need to include social and cultural dimensions in economic development and offers cases of best practice.

Modern Architecture in Historic Cities

English Heritage (1987) Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, Report and Accounts 1986–87, London: English Heritage. English Historic Towns Forum (1992) Townscape in Trouble, London: Butterworth.

Author: Sebastian Loew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134732661

Category: Architecture

Page: 280

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Modern Architecture in Historic Cities illustrates why France has been so successful in combining conservation and modernity, and points to important lessons for other countries which can be drawn from the French experience. Beginning with an empirical review of particular events which have affected attitudes towards heritage in France, this book highlights the continuity in French thinking and the longstanding role of the French government as patron and leader. Planning, conservation and design control legislation are examined, highlighting the range of instruments available to government in order to influence results and enhance the role of the architectural profession.

Historic Cities in the Face of Disasters

Although Italy's territory is marked by significant seismicity, the historical buildings that characterise cities, towns and landscape have, over the centuries, withstood major earthquakes causing various damages to architectural ...

Author: Fatemeh Farnaz Arefian

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030773564

Category: Science

Page: 666

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This book examines reconstruction and resilience of historic cities and societies from multiple disciplinary and complementary perspectives and, by doing so, it helps researchers and practitioners alike, among them reconstruction managers, urban governance and professionals. The book builds on carefully selected and updated papers accepted for the 2019 Silk Cities international conference on ‘reconstruction, recovery and resilience of historic cities and societies’, the third Silk Cities conference held in L’Aquila, Italy, 10-12 July 2019, working with University of L’Aquila and UCL. This multi-scale, and multidisciplinary book offers cross-sectoral and complimentary voices from multiple stakeholders, including academia, urban governance, NGOs and local populations. It examines post-disaster reconstruction strategies and case studies from Europe, Asia and Latin America that provide a valuable collection for anyone who would like to get a global overview on the subject matter. It thereby enables a deeper understanding of challenges, opportunities and approaches in dealing with historic cities facing disasters at various geographical scales. Additionally, it brings together historical approaches to the reconstruction of historical cities and those of more recent times. Thus, it can be used as a reference book for global understanding of the subject matter.

Historic Cities of the Americas

Historic Cities of the Americas seeks to upend and compensate this trend of uneven scope by instead furnishing more expansive paragraphs upon each phase of a metropolis' historical progression, enhanced with antique maps and photographs ...

Author: David Marley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576070277

Category: History

Page: 1010

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With rare maps, prints, and photographs, this unique volume explores the dramatic history of the Americas through the birth and development of the hemisphere's great cities. * Over 70 richly detailed entries on the most colorful, important cities of the New World, from Quebec City, Boston, and San Francisco in the Northern Hemisphere, to Buenos Aires, Cuzco, and Bahia in the Southern * Four geographical sections (the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, North America, and South America), enabling the reader to easily locate information * Hundreds of rare, historically significant antique maps, prints, and photographs, enhancing both the value and appearance of the book * A very extensive bibliography, providing users with easy access to many hard-to-find materials

Conservation and Change in Historic Towns

Historic Scotland was encouraged to systematically expand the listed building coverage and a programme of conservation area ... While some designers of new housing in historic towns continued the sensitive, vernacular-derived, ...

Author: Elizabeth Patricia Dennison

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029064107

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Many of Britain's conservation problems are shared by the rest of Europe and answers may, therefore, be found abroad. The aim of this well-presented volume is to address urban conservation issues and to suggest research directions for the future. The introduction examines the relationship between conservation and change in towns and is followed by a number of case studies. The first section discusses the urban heritage of Europe, including Scandinavian and German towns. The second section examines the towns and buildings of Scotland, from archaeological and conservation perspectives. Conservation experiences across Europe are analysed in the third section, including southern Germany, Edinburgh, York, Dublin and Switzerland, and the fourth section looks at the future of Scottish towns. The twenty papers contain numerous diagrams and photographs which illustrate failures and successes in conservation as well as highlighting areas with great potential for future work.

A Guide to Historic Coal Towns of the Big Sandy River Valley

The historic town of Blair , located at the base of the mountain , has suffered greatly from the constant blasting , debris , and coal dust . Through a subsidiary , Arch Coal purchased many of the houses in Blair , which are now vacant ...

Author: George D. Torok

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572332824

Category: Architecture

Page: 350

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A guide to the historical coal towns of the Big Sandy River Valley that provides brief histories of each town, descriptions of the buildings and structures that remain, and insight into the town's residents.

Historic Towns in Berkshire

O. 1963-64: Historical Monographs relating to St George 's Chapel, Windsor Castle : Hope, W. St J. 1913: Hunter, J. 1973: Langton, J. (ed.) 1973: Reports of the Society of the Friends of St George 's Royal Borough of Windsor and ...

Author: Grenville G. Astill


ISBN: UOM:39015050580763

Category: Archaeological surveying

Page: 113

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Tourists in Historic Towns

"This book examines the relationship between culture, heritage, conservation and tourism development in historic towns and urban centres.

Author: Aylin Orbasli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135801663

Category: Architecture

Page: 228

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Tourists in Historic Towns examines the relationship of culture, heritage, conservation and tourism development in historic towns and urban centres, debating the impacts of tourism on historic towns and the role tourism plays in conservation and urban continuity. The main focus of the book is medium sized historic towns and historic quarters which are attractive to the tourist market, but historic quarters in large cities and smaller rural settlements are not excluded. Alongside over a hundred examples of historic towns, five historic towns are discussed as case studies: Granada, Spain; York, England; Mdina, Malta; Antalya, Turkey and Quedlingburg, Germany.

In Search of Mayberry a Guide to North Carolina s Favorite Small Towns

After I had photographed Elkin I started to explore other small towns in the state . I knew that Hillsborough had to be next . ... We'd also hunt for Sinbad , the legendary figure that often graced the docks of the historic town .

Author: Scott Dickson

Publisher: Parkway Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1887905987

Category: History

Page: 116

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Written and photographed by Pffaftown, NC native and Winston-Salem Journal veteran Scott Dickson, In Search of Mayberry is a fascinating look into some of North Carolina's most celebrated and loved small towns. If you are an Andy Griffith Show fan you are sure to enjoy this material. Dickson focuses on small town values and beliefs and guides the reader through 12 towns and villages centering his pictures and descriptions on the town and its history. Featured in Mount Airy is tourism such as Snappy Lunch, Floyd's Barber Shop, the Visitor's Center and Mayberry landmarks, shopping including Spec.

Historic Towns of New England

HISTORIC TOWNS OF NEW ENGLAND PORTLAND BY SAMUEL T. PICKARD PORTLAND enjoys a peculiar distinction among New England cities , not only by reason of the natural advantages of her location , but because of the historical events of which ...

Author: Lyman P. Powell





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Historic Towns of the Southern States

In the rooms of the Maryland Historical Society hangs a sketch of the town , drawn in 1752 , by John Moale , the son of him that would have none of towns or town - lots . Rude in perspective as this youthful effort is , it is treasured ...

Author: Lyman Pierson Powell


ISBN: UOM:39015051124868

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 604

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Declarations Adopted at European Conferences Organised by the CLRAE or with Its Participation July 1998 May 2002

European Conference on " European Historic towns and their associations " ( Valletta , Malta , 1-3 October 1998 ) FINAL DECLARATION 1 . Approximately 80 persons local , regional and national elected representatives and officials ...

Author: Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9287150362

Category: Political Science

Page: 126

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