Collective edition with the title “Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development. Economic Benefits, Social Opportunities and Policy Challenges” edited by George Mergos and Nikolas Patsavos.
The project was realised by the Technical University of Crete in collaboration with ΙnHerit – Promoting Cultural Heritage as a Generator of Sustainable Development a joint interdisciplinary international ERASMUS+ project regulated by the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY). It was funded with the support of the European Committee and of the European Union program Erasmus +.
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Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development Economic Benefits, Social Opportunities and Policy Challenges .
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In Chapter 10, Ms Stavroula Fotopoulou, Head of the Directorate of Modern Cultural Assets and Intangible Cultural Heritage in her article with the title “Intangible cultural heritage, local knowledge and sustainable management of cultural assets and environmental recourses”, examines intangible cultural heritage (ICH), local knowledge and sustainable management of cultural assets and environmental resources. She describes four intangible cultural heritage elements, all described in the National Inventory of ICH of Greece, that may help to broaden the understanding about the value of ICH in general as a crucial factor for sustainable development and more specifically its great but not fully recognized potential in carrying out restoration projects of built heritage succesfully and in the most efficient manner financially. These examples may illuminate the aptly called “subtle power of ICH” concerning sustainable development.