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Impact of cultural dynamics on conservation of Suakin, Sudan

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posted on 16.06.2015, 10:41 by Katherine S. Ashley, Mohamed OsmaniMohamed Osmani, Stephen Emmitt, Michael Mallinson, Helen Mallinson
The aim of this work was to explore the impact of local cultural dynamics on the conservation of the built heritage of Suakin, an abandoned historic port on the Red Sea coast of Sudan, through a collaborative stakeholder approach. Key representatives of local stakeholder groups attended a two-day workshop and took part in a series of collaborative activities. These encompassed the production of a rank-ordered list of the key local cultural dynamics impacting on the port's conservation, agreement to a number of actions to address obstacles to conservation, identification of local cultural values collectively determined by stakeholder and confirmation of the value of an integrated conservation approach. The workshop enabled a shared understanding and responsibility between stakeholders and established a commitment to further action to address the key local cultural dynamics impacting on the conservation. This collaborative stakeholder participation represented a new step in the port's conservation and invited the development of more formal protocols to enable the equal representation and participation of stakeholders in future conservation activities and initiatives.

Funding

This research was funded by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council). The workshop event conducted for the research was enabled through financial support by the Unesco Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage and was conducted in collaboration with Mallinson Architects & Engineers and Sudan’s National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums towards the future registration of Suakin as a World Heritage site.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS-ENGINEERING SUSTAINABILITY

Volume

167

Issue

6

Pages

264 - 278 (15)

Citation

ASHLEY, K.S. ... et al, 2014. Impact of cultural dynamics on conservation of Suakin, Sudan. Proceedings of the ICE- Engineering Sustainability, 167 (6), pp. 264 - 278.

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© ICE Publishing

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Publication date

2014

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ISSN

1478-4629

Language

en

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