WIT Press


Protection Of Cultural Heritage In A Modern City: The Case Of Belo Horizonte - Brazil

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/STR010661

Volume

55

Pages

14

Published

2001

Size

1,511 kb

Author(s)

M.F.P. Rossi & A.S.S. Teodosio

Abstract

This paper is a case study about the maintenance of historical buildings in the city of Belo Horizonte - Brazil. The authors discuss the management strategies adopted by the local government to protect the cultural heritage. The analyses are based in the toggle between groups interested in the economic-technological development of the city and the maintenance of architectural heritage. In this case, the strategies of management of the local government try to articulate the concepts of collective memory, identity and cultural citizenship to the economic efficiency. The results indicates dilemmas and challenges to the public management of historical buildings in developing countries. 1 Introduction The debate concerning the protection of cultural heritage has become more and more current because p

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