Historical Centers and Palestinian Cultural Identity

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Sommario- Dossier Palestina, vol. XVI, No. 41, pp.29-32
Year of Publication: 
Eman M. AMAD
Current Affiliation: 
Department of Architecture Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine
Ali Shaban Abdelhamid
Preferred Abstract (Original): 

This paper investigates related issues perti­nent to conservatio n and protection of cultu ral  heritage of historic centers in Palestine. Historic  centers are of significance to Palestinian cultural  heritage, however transfo rmation of their tradi­tional urban fabrics and loss of then inherent  qualities due to several problems threaten them. This paper investigates threats and dangers to the traditional built environment. It foc uses on challenges facing conservation of historic cen­ters in Palestine and investigates protection and  revitalization of the old cores. The main objecti­ve is to explore the means to sustain an impor­tant part of Palestinian cultural heritage, preser­ve the identity and character of Palestinian cities,  and ensure that the future development in Pale­stine will not compromise the urban and archi­ tectural qualities of the cultura heritage of histo­ric centers.

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