Roadmap for Implementation of the HUL Approach in Kuwait City
Transferring the historic urban landscape (HUL) approach to national and local operational levels is key to its successful adaptation and implementation. In cooperation with UNESCO, the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) launched the project to implement it in the State of Kuwait in March 2015. Given that dissemination of information to the public is limited, this chapter reports on qualitative research rather than the actual results of the project. It identifies, and reflects on, challenges and opportunities with a view to helping the state set a roadmap for practical application of the HUL approach, particularly in Kuwait City. This approach is interpreted as the coexistence of layers, stakeholders, priorities, resources, and values. It is foreseen to improve the management of change in the city, where many buildings have been demolished, leaving behind large vacant areas awaiting development. Special emphasis is placed on the harmonious integration of contemporary interventions into the existing urban fabric in conformity with Items 12 and 22 of the Recommendation.
KeywordsRecommendation on the HUL HUL approach HUL action plan Harmonious integration Contemporary intervention Management of change Thoughtful change Roadmap State of Kuwait Kuwait City
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