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  • Da-porta-da-loja ao Mosteiro de Tibães

    This book delves into the intricate history and cultural significance of the “Porta da loja” apple variety, exploring its connection to the monastic heritage of Tibães. It delves into the agricultural practices of the Benedictine monastery and the role of fruit cultivation in sustaining religious life. The text emphasizes the importance of sustainability and environmental consciousness in the context of modern challenges like climate change. Through a blend of historical narrative and contemporary insights, the book aims to promote a deeper understanding of the rural community in Baixo Minho and

    The impact of climate change on cultural heritage. Briefing

    Discover cultural preservation and climate change challenges in the European context. Explore the complex relationship between heritage sites, architectural treasures, and the pressing issues posed by climate change. This briefing proposes strategies, recommendations, and initiatives to safeguard Europe’s rich cultural legacy amidst the evolving environmental landscape. The document sheds light on the critical importance of integrating energy efficiency measures, traditional construction techniques, and sustainable practices in preserving cultural heritage. It emphasizes the need to bridge the gap between climate change policies and heritage conservation efforts, advocating for a holistic approach

    How cultural heritage contributes to the green, digital, and social transition

    Cultural heritage plays a pivotal role in driving positive change across European cities, as highlighted in this article presenting diverse case studies selected by the European Heritage Hub project. From repurposing industrial sites for cultural activities to restoring medieval gardens using traditional techniques, these initiatives showcase how heritage contributes to green, digital, and social transitions. The selected projects not only address local challenges but also offer valuable case studies for policy solutions and inspire other regions to follow suit. The European Heritage Hub received 40 high-quality applications from 33 cities

    Análise da vulnerabilidade sísmica de um edifício pombalino: desafios e soluções

    The article delves into the seismic vulnerability analysis of a Pombalino style building situated in Lisbon, recognized as a heritage site of Municipal interest. The structure, showcasing typical post-1755 earthquake construction features, underwent a detailed assessment using non-linear analysis methods. By employing the 3Muri software for structural modeling and calibration with in-situ dynamic tests, the study revealed the building’s seismic weaknesses and behavior. The research emphasizes the significance of advanced analytical techniques and understanding the unique historical context of the building to accurately evaluate its seismic performance. Furthermore, the study

    European Heritage Hub: Connecting Heritage Across Europe

    This podcast episode provides a in-depth look at the European Heritage Hub, one of the largest cultural heritage-driven projects across Europe to support the green, social and digital transformation of our society. It features 9 prominent voices across the heritage world, who highlight the intrinsic connection between climate justice and cultural heritage. The episode transports listeners back to Venice, where the Hub held its first public Forum titled ‘Reimagining the Anthropocene: Putting Culture and Heritage at the Heart of Climate Action’. Against the captivating backdrop of water splashing against the

    Cities and regions driving high-quality architecture: A catalogue of 30 good practices

    Discover a comprehensive exploration of European heritage preservation strategies and funding mechanisms in this insightful resource. Delve into the transferable ideas presented, emphasizing the importance of sustainable restoration practices, community engagement, and the integration of heritage sites into contemporary society. The document highlights the significance of balancing preservation with modern requirements to ensure the functionality and authenticity of historical buildings. The built environments of our cities and regions do much more than just providing shelter or infrastructure for our movements and exchanges. They also mirror our European cultural diversity, our

    Climate protection in museums

    The guidelines, published by the NEMO Working Group Sustainability and Climate Action, aims at empowering museums to participate actively in the pressing global issues of climate change and sustainability. It includes a convenient checklist and provides concrete solutions, from initiating climate impact assessments to integrating sustainability into working mechanisms and educating on climate change. These guidelines support museums to make an active contribution to climate and environmental protection at all levels of museums as well as to inspire action towards the sustainable development of society. This guide is structured to

    Heritage Building Retrofit Toolkit

    The Historic Buildings Carbon Reduction and Climate Resilience Challenge is a collaboration between the City of London Corporation (CoLC) and Purcell, running from 2022 to 2023. The Challenge highlighted that whilst there is a large amount of interest and focus on addressing carbon emissions and climate resilience in heritage buildings, action has so far been limited, and projects that have sought to lead the way are not widely publicised or shared. In an effort to address these issues, the campaign has culminated in this open-access toolkit which provides a nine-step

    Avaliação Ambiental Estratégica do Plano Ferroviário Nacional: Proposta de Declaração Ambiental

    This document outlines the Strategic Environmental Assessment of the National Railway Plan (PFN), focusing on integrating environmental considerations into railway infrastructure development. It discusses the assessment process, including public and institutional consultations, and the approval of the final PFN version. Emphasis is placed on aligning the PFN with international and national strategic frameworks, addressing significant environmental effects, and proposing measures for environmental control. The report discusses the importance of considering cultural heritage in the context of the National Railway Plan (PFN). It highlights the need to adapt impact assessments to

    Communication and Collaboration in Museums and Heritage Sites

    This comprehensive handbook, designed as a resource for professionals, addresses the critical issues surrounding communication and collaboration within the cultural heritage sector. Outlining key definitions, challenges, and opportunities, the handbook recommends fostering sustainable partnerships, digitalization, and continuous professional development in this dynamic sector. The handbook offers an insightful and practical guide to address the key issues in the cultural heritage sector. Through the adoption of the guidelines provided, professionals and stakeholders have the opportunity to fortify the sector’s resilience, safeguard cultural heritage, and elevate the visitors’ experience, securing thus a

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