Vulnerability Assessment and Conservation of Heritage Sites in A Changing Climate

  • Ahmadreza SHIRVANI DASTGERDI School of Architecture and Design, University of Camerino, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
  • Massimo SARGOLINI School of Architecture and Design, University of Camerino, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Keywords: Climate Change, Cultural Heritage, Vulnerability Assessment, Sustainability.

Abstract

Climate change and its related natural hazards have emerged as a significant threat to the conservation of heritage sites. Identifying the level of vulnerability to climate change at historic sites plays a vital role in the long term effectiveness of adaptation policies. This study discusses a set of factors that are involved in vulnerability assessment to improve adaptation policies at heritage sites. For this purpose, data were gathered through a systematic literature review and then analyzed using descriptive analysis method. The findings highlight that regional institutions should be informed about how notions of vulnerability are framed, recognizing specific cultural, social, and political contexts. Furthermore, the vulnerability assessments at heritage sites require education and knowledge exchange across a wide range of stakeholders, transdisciplinary research, and climate science.

Published
2019-12-31
Section
Articles