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Heritage Property: Decay and Prevention

Learn about historic cities and world heritage zones around the world in this free online training course.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course describes historic cities and world heritage zones that have stood the test of time all over the world. This course explains the Amsterdam declaration that launched the policies for integrated conservation and citizen participation in historic cities. By the end of this course, become familiar with the guidelines for the rehabilitation of world heritage list structures and the process of adapting a building for new use.
Heritage Property: Decay and Prevention
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    1.5-3 Hours
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This heritage zones course explains the policy documents that broaden the concept of urban heritage sites and their integrated conservation. You will learn about how historical and architectural areas are taken to mean any group of buildings, structures and open space. You will also learn the principles and guidelines for the protection and conservation of historic towns.

The historic preservation course then explains how adaptive reuse in revamping historic buildings has been accepted over the years as a viable form of conserving heritage areas. You will learn about the process of visual impact assessment. You will also learn about how to change the streetscape of a city and how to fill the gap elements of a townscape.

This historic settings training course then explains a major guideline for rehabilitating an old building is to ensure the historic preservation character is retained and the original fabric is preserved as much as possible. You will learn about the Archeological Survey (ASI) which has been responsible for archeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural monuments in India. You will also learn about how construction and design are constantly updated to meet modern demands.

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