New Urban Strategy for Provincial Cities in Japan
What is the historic stock? Definition.
The Japanese Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties.
What is meant by the reuse and regeneration of historic stock?
When intervening in an urban context, three main issues should always be tackled
The first issue is what should be considered as historic urban stock and how it should be defined. In general, historic stock is thought to be tangible, a physical asset. But, this could not always be the case. Moreover, it is extremely important to understand what should be considered as the specific historic stock in the place we are working in. Historic stock is in fact always linked to the place to which it belongs.
The second issue relates to the concept of “cultural property” as defined in the current Japanese Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. The purpose of this law, promulgated by the national government, is to preserve and manage the cultural heritage in a stable way.
KeywordsCultural Heritage Cultural Property Historic Building Niigata Prefecture Scenic Beauty
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