Policy Development

Whether at the national or local level, if there is to be successful heritage conservation, there needs to be public policies that provide the context for that success. Heritage Strategies works at all levels to assist in creating policies that are not simply copied from elsewhere, but are developed to meet the specific needs of the specific location.

Our policy work is in three broad areas. First, general policies to establish the framework within which heritage conservation can take place. Second, recognizing that there will never be sufficient public resources to own and maintain all the heritage resources that merit conservation, we will work with you to develop strategies, tools, and incentives that ensure the long-term stewardship of heritage buildings and sites. This includes devising incentives to attract private capital into heritage resources without diminishing the quality and character of the buildings being redeveloped. Third, Heritage Strategies International will help national or local governments to define a step-by-step approach to implementing the cultural heritage components of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda.