Legal & Financial Aspects: of Architectural Conservation by Marc Denhez, Stephen Dennis

By Marc Denhez, Stephen Dennis

How do governments layout their method for historical past estate? What do they struggle to complete of their legislation and their tax structures to favour the re-use of older structures, districts, and towns? What institutional framework can help the recovery of vacationer designations and the conservation of neighbourhoods? during this foreign examine, eighteen specialists from ten international locations describe the criminal demanding situations and options on the subject of such estate. past a delicately defined theoretical framework, real case stories show how groups and international locations could make alterations to their laws in order that older structures may be larger secure This booklet stems from a world convention at Smolenice citadel in Slovakia, in November 1994.

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This would mean that the national strategy for buildings would be the same as the national policy towards health: Protective legislation would be like a hospital: it would be well-designed and effective, but reserved for exceptional cases. The higher national priority is to make sure that people do not get sick in the first place, and that they can take care of themselves. Similarly, with buildings, the strategy is to create a legal and economic climate for buildings to be properly taken care of by their owners, without ever needing emergency intervention.

In Austria, almost all of the land is private property. And we are only dealing with private investors or private persons who want to use the farmsteads and houses. , what is forbidden, not what to do. This perhaps is the main difference between old systems and more current democratic thinking. Secondly, we use some approaches just for information. We have several decision-making levels, which 43 Part I: Strategy and Planning help to deepen public information and to give guidelines to the different investors or planning authorities and so forth.

It is not possible to examine all the existing organizations or documents that provide a framework of possible protection. The most relevant ones are The Council of Europe, The European Union, Europa Nostra, UNESCO and ICOMOS. 22 Saaby: Protective Legislation in an International Perspective European situation European unity stems from its origins in one and the same civilization, and it can be strengthened by the re-appraisal of its heritage and further comprehension of what it represents. At the same time, the diversity of European culture has to be taken into account.

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