Paper $59.50 ISBN: 9789087283407 Published July 2020 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Changes in the Cultural Landscape and their Impacts on Heritage Management

A Study of Dutch Fort at Galle, Sri Lanka

Uditha Jinadasa

Changes in the Cultural Landscape and their Impacts on Heritage Management

Uditha Jinadasa

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380 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 8 1/4 x 10 3/4
Paper $59.50 ISBN: 9789087283407 Published July 2020 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book focuses on the practical challenges of managing a World Heritage listed historic city in a South Asian context. The focal point of the author’s research is Sri Lanka’s Galle Fort, a walled town, identified as the best-preserved colonial fort in South Asia. The costs and benefits of the fort’s World Heritage recognition to its local urban community, and to the colonial fort itself, are analyzed. Shown is how thirty years of the World Heritage project at Galle Fort changed a once small seaside walled town with dilapidated colonial buildings into a tourist hot-spot and prime real estate, thereby changing the lives of its inhabitants. It argues that the best practices of participatory and people-centered approaches of managing urban heritage at the global level are slow to progress at a local level.
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