New article: "The protection and preservation of heritage assets" in our Compendium
The preservation of heritage encompasses the efforts made by society and professionals to preserve historically significant monuments and buildings (heritage assets) that are recognised as valuable. In Germany, ultimate responsibility for the protection, conservation and management of heritage assets is institutionally vested in the federal states, which have official authority over cultural matters. The protection of historic buildings and monuments encompasses activities related to the official enforcement of regulations governing these matters. In an urban development context, heritage preservation involves representing conservation concerns in planning processes at all levels.
Read more in our Compendium of Urban and Regional Development in the entry "The protection and preservation of heritage assets" authored by Hans-Rudolf Meier.