Category: HCNY2018


The Establishment of an Enduring City: From the Perspective of “Sakuteiki”

From the Asuka to Heian Period, the location of the city changed several times in Japan. The planning of cities was made with reference to old Chinese cities and their concepts. In this study, we look at these transitions as an overview. Heian-Kyo, meaning “tranquility and peace capital,” was a city that was built on


Preservation and Conservation of Grooves and Sacred Trees: A Form of Cultural Heritage in Selected Towns in Lagos State. Nigeria

Traditionally, the south Western (Yoruba) people appreciate and hold their traditional heritage in high esteem. In an attempt to keep it, efforts are made to protect it through taboos, signs and symbols to scare people either from entering it incessantly to break the rules that guides it or destroy some of the artefacts or materials


Heritage’s Meaning in New Towns of Modern Era

With the reclamation of the Pontine Marshes – known all over the world as the main unresolved Italian heritage – and the construction of the New Towns during the 1930’s, the Fascist Party achieves its most significant territorial project. This project becomes the first Regime’s propagandistic instrument concluding, in less than ten years, the reclamation


Does the New “Fix” Fit?

Adaptive building reuse constitutes a major factor for the city resource exploitation, to wit the local sustainable urban development. Economic potential and sustainability in the wake of an adaptive reuse project, given the several variables involved, is an important subject of study. In particular, the adaptive reuse of industrial buildings of cultural heritage is considered


Linguistic Landscapes and Superdiversity in Istanbul

This presentation reports on superdiversity in Istanbul from the perspective of a linguistic landscape analysis. Superdiversity is a term recently coined to indicate the qualitatively different demographic and social conditions of today’s migrant communities in urban metropolises. Throughout its 2000 year history, Istanbul had played host to diverse ethnic communities, but the last decades of


From Indraprastha to Delhi: The Cityscape as Sediment of Memories

Urban centres evolve due to the convergence of large swathes of people in search of better opportunities; or cataclysmic events in the history of a nation may transform the demography of a place, leading to mutation in its culture. Cities become melting pots for diverse cultures and tend to be more cosmopolitan and eclectic in


Pop Culture in Arabian Peninsula Cinema

Culture is characterized as cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, traditions, and lifestyle shared by a group of people in the same society, which are transmitted from generation to generation. There is no doubt that the tribal societies formed over the centuries in the Gulf region and the Arabian Peninsula have succeeded in creating


The Magic of Belgrade: A City Where Heritage Meets the Modern

The capital of Serbia, Belgrade, is a city with a lengthy history dating back to the seventh millennium BC. In the third century BC the Celts named it Singidunum, whereas since the ninth century AD it has been known as Beligrad, meaning The White City.. Strategically located on the crossroad between the Occident and the


Lifestyle Program ‘Over Flowers’ Series and Medium of Non-Place

The ‘Over flowers’ series is moving for travel, revealing a lot of non-places. This study examined various aspects of the lifestyle program like the ‘Over flowers’ series in Korea, which are mediated through non-places on the subject of travel abroad. The modern non-space can be represented as a space of spatial movement, communication, and consumption


Exploring the Bearing of Urban Geography on Physical Well-Being of Communities in Ibadan, Southwest Nigeria

Due to increasing human activities in cities, occurrences widely known as pollution, residential inadequacy, congestion and related challenges like slums, deplorable neighborhoods impinge directly or indirectly on people’s quality of life and well-being. Nonetheless, the range of the influences of urban geography on citizen’s health and well- being remains largely unexplored. This paper is aimed


The Value of Yunnan-Vietnam Railway As an Urban Industrial Heritage: Historical Analysis of Its Landscape Changes

Yunnan-Vietnam Railway, also named Indochina-Yunnan railway, as a historical corridor between China and Southeast Asia, constructed in 1900s according to the development plan of French Indochina, is one of the earliest built railways, the first international railway, as well as the longest narrow gauge and single-track railway in China. This study focuses on the area


Sacred Springs and Military Bases: Tangible Cultural Asset Protection in an Okinawan Context

Surrounded by sparkling coral seas with a distinctive local culture and history, Okinawa prefecture is a popular tourist destination for mainland Japanese and foreigners alike; however, Okinawa is also a colonial possession and the location of 70% of the American military bases in Japan. Unlike cultural heritage protection emergencies in times of war or natural


Marmaray Project Sirkeci Rescue Excavations in the Case of Stratification as an Urban Archaeology Example and Its Effects on City Planning

The Marmaray Project was prepared to connect Asian and European parts of the Bosphorus as the biggest transportation project in Istanbul whereby it emerged a great opportunity to connect archaeological dots of the city’s history and even surprised with a lot of new discoveries. Rescue excavations of the three major sites in Marmaray, were held


Re-Inventing Panthalayani Kollam: An Investigation on Heritage Tourism Potential of Panthalayani Port

Panthalayani Kollam is a forgotten medieval port town situated at present day Koyilandi of Kozhikode in Kerala. The place was found to be a trade center of Moorish people, Chinese people, and others with influence of the port. It is mentioned as Pandarani by Portuguese writers, the Flandarina by Friar Odoric, and Fandreeah by Rowlandson’s


Temporal and Regular Placemaking: A Stimulating Tool for Reinforcing Local Identity and Pride

Placemaking has been one of the attempts by grassroots communities to improve the aesthetic appeal of kampung urban informal settlement in Indonesia, in hopes of creating new opportunities for the residents to develop creative output relevant to their historical value of the place and cultural speciality. Hence, they will be able to strengthen and use


Hospital as a City: Reorganization of Future Healthcare Environments in the Context of Twenty-First Century Civilization Challenges

The twenty-first century is a time of tremendous technological breakthrough. Simultaneously with finding ourselves in the innovative world, we have to face the reality of major shifts and social problems on the global scale. Comparing to the last century, the most essential problems are demographic changes and the complexity of population. Staggering density increase in


Bucharest: Towards a Rethinking of the Urban Heritage

Bucharest is an ‘exotic’ city at the juxtaposition of the Oriental world and the Central-Eastern influences. Its fascinating urban tissue is composed out of palimpsest-like layers that reveal an almost organic evolution of the city. From Byzantine sediments to Modernist compositions, from Postmodern interventions to contemporary ‘small gestures’ on urban heritage, Bucharest can be read