The values of built heritage

Lynne Armitage, Janine Irons
  • Property Management, June 2013, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/02637471311321487

What is it about?

This papers discusses why the community finds benefit in retaining buildings and places with strong social value, creating a sense of identity and often reinforcing memories. This research uses examples from Australia, especially from Western Australia.

Why is it important?

It is important because people attach meaning to places as part of their value system and looking at how people in other places value their surroundings can increase cross-cultural understanding.


Lynne Armitage
Bond University

Thinking about built heritage heritage places in Australia is interesting as it represents both strong contrast and complementarity between traditional and colonial human values systems.

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