Classical & Archaeological Studies

Congratulations to Francesca Giliberto

11 May 2018

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The Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies is delighted to announce that Francesca Giliberto has completed her PhD, entitled 'Linking Theory with Practice: Assessing the Integration of a 21st Century Approach to Urban Heritage Conservation, Management and Development in the World Heritage Cities of Florence and Edinburgh' under the supervision of Dr Sophia Labadi.

Reconciling heritage conservation and development within the management of historic urban environments is recognised as one of the most challenging issues in the field of heritage conservation and urban management by academics and practioners.

UNESCO, the United Nations, ICOMOS and the Council of Europe have tried to overcome this persisting dichotomy through the adoption of a series of international texts. The evolution of a 21st century international discourse represents the international recognition that a ‘new paradigm for urban heritage conservation and management’ has gradually taken shape since the beginning of the century.

The contemporary approach suggests moving beyond existing regulatory and management frameworks, recommending a revision of local practices so that they are consistent with the key principles of the new paradigm.

However, there is still a need to carry out further research in order to understand how existing and consolidated urban management systems currently operate. Fracnesca’s interdisciplinary study advanced knowledge in the field of urban heritage conservation and management through a detailed assessment of the level of consistency of existing policies with the key principles of the 21st century approach.

Our congratulations to Dr Giliberto.

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