Continuous and Integrated Urban Preservation with Emphasis on Culture and Tourism – Case Study of Arnaia
Plans and projects of restoration of cultural and historical heritage if implemented in systematic way, as in an integrated manner applied consistently overtime with long term objectives, can contribute to both architectural preservation and increases in attractiveness to new visitors. The culture and tourism’s industry are significant parts of the economy and settlements have a chance to highlight their potential in particular regarding identity, history or their healthy environment along with possibilities for relaxation and entertainment. This is a way to combine traditional and inherited forms of the environment with the conditions of contemporary life and its demands. In this case study of Arnaia, Greece, the authors examine the process of renewal which was carried out in the last three decades, delineating its progress and positive effects. A focus on the competencies of authorities responsible for implementation of cultural heritage protection and tourism development along with budgeting concerns and the participation of the local population.
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