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The Implementation of the Historic Urban Landscape of the Island of Mozambique

  • Solange L. Macamo
  • Jens Hougaard
  • Albino Jopela
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Part of the Creativity, Heritage and the City book series (CHC, volume 2)

Abstract

In 2011, a 5-day multi-stakeholder workshop was organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on the application of the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) approach on the Island of Mozambique. This was followed by a detailed study of the changes in the architectural fabric that had taken place since 1983 (Island of Mozambique Historic Urban Landscape in Perspective: Part 1 – Stone Town), published in 2012. Besides the introduction of a holistic integrated urban approach, one of the key contributions of the HUL approach for conservation of the Island was the emphasis on the need for effective civic engagement tools that allow the involvement of a diverse cross section of stakeholders.

Whereas the government conservation and development efforts have been traditionally supported by multiple local stakeholders, public-private partnership has not yet been fully assessed and recognized as part of an integrated framework for conservation and management of the Island of Mozambique. Taking stock of local development programs and conservation initiatives, this paper emphasizes the importance and the challenges of building public-private partnerships for sustainable conservation of the Island. This reflection will take into account the cultural, political, economic, and administrative elements and dynamics that influence not only the implementation of the Historic Urban Landscape approach but also the way heritage is used, preserved, and managed on the Island of Mozambique.

Keywords

Historic Urban Landscapes Integrated urban development Public-private partnerships Management frameworks Uses of heritage Island of Mozambique 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Solange L. Macamo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jens Hougaard
    • 3
    • 4
  • Albino Jopela
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Archaeology and AnthropologyEduardo Mondlane UniversityMaputoMozambique
  2. 2.Ministry of Culture and TourismMaputoMozambique
  3. 3.GACIMIsland of MozambiqueMozambique
  4. 4.Faculty of Architecture and Physical PlanningLúrio UniversityNampulaMozambique

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