Characterization of Minor Historic Centers: Quantitative Indexes, and Qualitative Aspects

  • Claudia CeppiEmail author
  • Pierangela Loconte
Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)


According to Cassatella et al. (2011), the “senseof the landscape, environmental or urban that is, can be found in the intersection of different dimensions. From here arises the difficulty of “measuring” the value of a territory while at the same time the qualitative and quantitative evaluations must endeavor to overcome these difficulties. An assessment, however complex and composed by different dimension, must measure the effects of the changes that minor historical centers are inevitably undergoing and to compare the results of human actions. In this chapter, we explain the main indicators, often borrowed from other contexts, that quantify the different components that characterize a historic center as well as how they can contribute to a systemic characterization.


Cultural heritage evaluation Regional networks G.I.S. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil, Environmental, Land, Building Engineering and ChemistryPolytechnic University of Bari (Italy)BariItaly
  2. 2.Department of Civil Engineering and ArchitecturePolytechnic University of Bari (Italy)BariItaly

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