While Heritage Strategies International is a practitioner rather than a scholarly institution, we still have the capacity to conduct robust research and analysis. Moreover, our writing and report style is generally geared for a non-academic audience – making it accessible to broader audiences.
InterAmerican Development Bank
The Inter American Development Bank is conducting an analysis of the variables of success for heritage based center city revitalization programs. In preparation for field research by local scholars, HSI prepared an international literature review and drafted the research methodology to be utilized.
Council of Europe
Four years after the adoption of the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (known as the Faro Convention) an insufficient number of countries had ratified the document for it to go into full effect. The Council of Europe, therefore, published a document, Heritage and Beyond, to help decision makers in member countries understand the importance of this issue. HSI was commissioned to write the chapter entitled “Economics and the Built Cultural Heritage.”
European Working Group on EU Directive and Cultural Heritage
In recent years there has been some concern that certain European Union environmental and worker safety laws might have unintended consequences that adversely affect heritage resources. In response, the European Working Group on EU Directive and Cultural Heritage issued the publication: European Legislation and Cultural Heritage. HSI contributed a chapter entitled “Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Economic and Social Development.”
Nordic Network on Economics and the Built Heritage
In 2005 scholars from the Scandinavian countries established the Nordic Network on Economics and the Built Heritage, which has subsequently expanded to become the European ebheritage Network. The initial major publication of the organization was Economics and the Built Heritage – Toward New European Initiatives, to which Donovan Rypkema contributed a chapter on “Heritage and Development: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships.”
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