CHERPLAN: General Overview

Enhancement of Cultural Heritage through Environmental
Planning and Management
General Overview
Mid-term Conference
Cetinje, 17° April 2013
The partnership
• Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy) - LP
• National Research Council - Institute of Environmental Geology
and Geoengineering (Italy)
• Municipality of Hallstatt (Austria)
• University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences - Institute of
Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control (Austria)
• Region of Western Greece (Greece)
• Computer Technology Institute & Press (Greece)
• Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences
and Arts (Slovenia)
• Municipality of Idrija (Slovenia)
• Ministry of Culture (F.Y.R.O.M.)
• Ministry of Culture (Montenegro)
• Ministry of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports (Albania)
• Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture (Austria)
ERDF 1.766.277€
(Jan) June 2011
- June 2014
7 Countries
11 Partners
2 Observers
The challenge
Cultural Heritage (CH) sites often face the
dilemma between the loss of cultural values
and hence the loss of identity, due to nonsustainable growth, and economic decline and
emigration, due to inappropriate infrastructure
and high cost of living
The goal
CHERPLAN aims to provide a strong basis for
ensuring compatibility and synergy between
CH conservation and socio-economic growth
by fostering the adoption of a modern
Environmental Planning approach across South
East Europe (SEE).
Specifically, the project attempts to promote the
notion of cultural heritage as a central
development factor in the local economy.
The methodology
 The Environmental Planning approach,
which tries to integrate traditional urban/spatial
planning with the concerns of environmentalism
so to ensure sustainable development.
 Cultural Site Management Partnerships,
set up in the selected CH sites, so to promote
efficient participatory management of Cultural
Heritage sites.
The tools
Studies and Analysis
Web-GIS Platform
Pilot Actions
Expected Results
o Environmental-friendly joint approaches and new
techniques in planning and managing historical sites;
o Compatibility and synergy between preservation of CH
and socio-economic development;
o Elaborating a shared transferable EPM Model applied to
CH sites in participating countries and exportable;
o Managing conflicting uses and interests and balancing
different actors’ demands (economy, citizens, tourists,
property owners, farmers, conservators and conservationists)
o Sustainable development of historical towns by
stimulating job creation, professional improvement, transfer
of know-how, and enhancement of life quality.
What we have done
 Analysis of regulatory frameworks and existing
planning tools;
 Analysis of CH sites;
 Environmental Planning Concept;
 Supporting GIS Platform;
 Prototype Maps;
 SWOT analysis;
 Establishment of Cultural Site Management
 Report on “hit and run” tourism;
What we are doing
 Strategic Assessment of the Sites;
 GIS mapping;
 Managing the CSMP and the participatory
process so to define scenarios;
 Drafting Environmental Management Plans of
the CH sites;
 define a trasferable EP model of CH sites for
the economic revitalization of CH in SEE
The Pilot Projects
A Pilot Project will be implemented in each country.
Different types of CH Sites and environmental
settings have been selected, in rural or urban areas,
included into UNESCO World Heritage Sites
List or Tentative List, and featuring different
problems/assets. In these areas the EP Concept (by
BOKU-SIG) will be tested by practical application
referring to specific site conditions.
SWOT Analysis, Action and Business Plans aimed at
providing concrete responses and investment for the
identified needs will be prepared, thus building a shared
vision and consensus on future actions.
Focus: Env.Man.Plan, subsidence, agriculture-CH
Focus: Risk prevention, economic revitalization
Focus: Revitalization of the old bazar and restoration of buildings
Focus: Planning and managing the cultural landscape
Focus: Revitalization, EP Management Plan, Rethinking of tourism
Focus: Integrated Management Plan and WebGIS application
Focus: Housing and spatial planning for tourism sustainable
For more information:
Enhancement of Cultural Heritage through Environmental
Planning and Management
Thank you for your attention!
Lavinia Clarotto
Serena Cutrano