Heritage Strategies International is pleased to announce the release of Public-Private Partnerships and Heritage: A Practitioner’s Guide. This guide provides valuable practical information for planners, conservation advocates, managers of heritage sites, municipal officials, developers, and anyone whose work involves heritage resources.
Few governments possess the necessary resources to own and adequately care for all of their historic structures. As a result, heritage buildings around the world are increasingly disappearing due to lack of funding, awareness, expertise and capacity. By combining the skills and assets of the public and private sectors, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can provide a useful and efficient tool for delivering access to public goods and services, including heritage resources. To date, PPPs have been most notably utilized in the delivery of infrastructure services such as water and transportation. For heritage buildings, however, the potential of PPPs has not yet been reached. But enough heritage PPPs have been undertaken to identify common characteristics and strengths and weaknesses.
This publication identifies how public-private partnerships can facilitate the adaptive reuse of existing structures, details specific opportunities and challenges in utilizing heritage PPPs, and highlights international case studies. It focuses on how PPP models can be applied and adapted to heritage buildings. Specific topics include:
- Why heritage buildings?
- Characteristics of heritage PPPs
- Role of public partner
- Role of private partner
- Role of NGO partner
- Common incentives for heritage PPPs
- Long-term protection methods
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