Each city has an important story to tell, and its buildings, artefacts and intangible culture not only connect us to the past, they act as living monuments that serve to educate us. Think City’s Culture-Based Economic Development programme aims to build an interconnected network of cultural assets within and between cities, which aims to preserve and leverage heritage as a catalyst for local socio-economic development.
Think City’s Culture-Based Economic Development includes work in Conservation andAdaptive Reuse. This includes preparing dilapidation surveys, strategic master plans and conceptual design as the basis of reference for interventions, restoration and adapted space use—increasing the value of heritage assets and connecting heritage building owners to new businesses so that these buildings have new relevance in modern life.
Adopting UNESCO’s holistic approach, Think City’s Culture-Based EconomicDevelopment also includes work in managing historic urban landscapes, which goes beyond physical preservation and focuses on the entire human environment, including all tangible and intangible qualities by integrating urban heritage conservation and social and economic development goals.
The creation of a Conservation Management Plan (CMP) helps develop the management strategy for historic assets, sites and places. It explains the significance of the asset and examines how any future use, management, alteration or repair will be carried out in order to preserve that significance.