Heritage Preservation in a Changing Climate: The Potential of Green Infrastructure on the Île de Saint-Louis, Senegal

  • Samantha McLean


Île de Saint-Louis, Senegal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is used as a case study to explore how heritage sites can build resilience in the face of climate change threats using green infrastructure (GI), while preserving their authenticity and integrity. The site is architecturally and culturally remarkable, yet its natural and built environment makes it vulnerable to climate change. Using vulnerability and suitability analyses, the site’s climate change threats and GI intervention areas are identified, providing a framework for site managers to use when considering if, how, and where to incorporate GI to increase their site’s climate change resilience. This chapter demonstrates that GI is a valuable tool for a resilient preservation.


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  • Samantha McLean
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  1. 1.Saint-LouisSenegal

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