What is it about?

Resident's participation is a significant issue in urban heritage conservation, but what are the reasons behind residents' engagement? This paper examines how motivations, opportunities and abilities incite or prevent residents from participating in built heritage rehabilitation in the old city of Constantine (Algeria).

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Why is it important?

Our findings show that the most significant factors affecting residents’ participation were related to their motivations and abilities. Interestingly, factors related to the opportunities did not influence participation. Thus, autonomous rehabilitation according to the residents’ motivation and abilities is more likely to be adopted.


I hope this article makes authorities and local societies more aware of the importance of participation in built heritage management.

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This page is a summary of: Applying the MOA (motivation-opportunity-ability) model for the evaluation of residents' participation in built heritage rehabilitation: the case of Constantine, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, June 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/jchmsd-08-2018-0055.
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