Environmental sustainability concerns are driving investments in conservation, but also construction sector at large, towards inclusive and sustainable development as well as innovation. Increasingly arguments rise against large restoration works, whilst a paradigm shift is observed towards Planned Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring (PPCMM).
|The main benefits of the new approach are the cost-effectiveness for private owners and managers of historic properties, improved quality of protection of built heritage and environmental enhancement, empowerment of local communities resulting in increase of human and relational capital in a local context. CHANGES aims at producing new local models capable to include the diversity of European Cultural Heritage and skills required in built heritage activities to support PPCMM, by increased understanding of:
1. Conservation and valorization as preventive measures;
2. Effectiveness of maintenance, involving relevant craftsman-ship and expertise;
3. Economic mechanisms underlying built heritage conservation in the context of regional economy and the (wider) construction sector.
4. Impact of knowledge gain and its dissemination on smart economy for built heritage conservation, heritage management and for the construction sector.
This project is funded by The Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage (JPI CH) within the framework of the Heritage Plus Joint Call and the European Commission.