Shaken Cityscapes: Tangible and Intangible Urban Heritage in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Sandholz, Simone, "Shaken Cityscapes: Tangible and Intangible Urban Heritage in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia" in Going Beyond Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2 ed. Albert, Marie-Theres, Bandarin, Francesco and Pereira Roders, Ana (Cham: Springer, 2017), 161-173.

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  • Author Sandholz, Simone
    Book Editor Albert, Marie-Theres
    Bandarin, Francesco
    Pereira Roders, Ana
    Chapter Title Shaken Cityscapes: Tangible and Intangible Urban Heritage in Kathmandu, Nepal, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia
    Book Title Going Beyond Perceptions of Sustainability in Heritage Studies No. 2
    Publication Date 2017-09
    Place of Publication Cham
    Publisher Springer
    Start page 161
    End page 173
    Language eng
    Abstract Many cities around the globe (still) comprise of historic fabric, particularly in the urban core areas. Very often intangible values, such as beliefs, events, habits or rituals are intrinsically linked with it. This paper argues that urban heritage constitutes a crucial source of identity for present urban inhabitants, an important factor for sustainable and resilient urban development. Traditional Asian planning and architecture is not only linked to strong cosmological beliefs but at the same time a manifestation of craftsmanship skills, and construction techniques. Such local wisdom comprises, among other things, knowledge of appropriate building technologies to withstand natural hazards—an aspect linking conservation and (disaster) resilience. This paper analyses the cities of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Kathmandu, Nepal, two iconic places within their national borders which—still— comprise of impressive urban tangible and intangible heritage. At the same time, both cities are prone to different natural hazards and have suffered severe earthquakes within recent years. After assessing the potentials of urban heritage has for risk reduction, ranging from physical assets like regular community-based maintenance to making use of cultural expressions for awareness raising, conclusions are drawn regarding the contributions of heritage for urban resilience. Reference is also made to the Historic Urban Landscape approach, as it is linking different aspects and layers of the city, with a potential to establish more sustainable recovery processes.
    UNBIS Thesaurus INDONESIA
    NEPAL
    Keyword Kathmandu
    Yogyakarta
    Asian urban heritage
    historic city centres
    intangible heritage
    urban change
    Disaster Risk
    Risk reduction
    Copyright Holder Springer International Publishing AG
    Copyright Year 2017
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783319571652
    DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-57165-2_12
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