Environmental Planning in Cultural Heritage Sites

Environmental Planning
Enhancement of Cultural Heritage through Environmental Planning and
in Cultural Heritage Sites
Reinhard Perfler , Laurent Richard and Sandra Nicolics
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Cornelia Huis
Municipality of Hallstatt
CHERPLAN Mid-Term Conference, 17.-18.04.2013,
Podgorica, Montenegro
What Environmental Planning is about in CHERPLAN
 Steps to be taken – the CHERPLAN Environmental
Planning Concept
 Implementing Environmental Planning in Hallstatt
Why applying „Environmental Planning“
for Cultural Heritage Site Management?
Consequences of inappropriate planning
and mismanagement
Instead of making use of the potential of cultural heritage…
 Deterioration of the sites: uncontrolled construction activities,
insufficient maintenance/preservation of cultural heritage sites, hit&run
tourism or also lack of tourism marketing etc.
 Jeopardizing of community development: overcrowding of community
area, higher living costs, inappropriate infrastructure, lowered amenity
values, emigration, economic decline
CHERPLAN Environmental Planning
Demand-driven planning perspective
Involvement of different – sometimes even contradicting –
interest groups
Enhancement of transparency and access to comprehensive
Understanding of causes and effects - assessment of impacts
Support advocacy and committment for decisions made in the
respective communities
Environmental Planning approach
Waste management
 Environmental
Management Plan as
planning framework
CHERPLAN Environmental Planning Concept
Main steps
Environmental Planning Concept
Two documents
 Concept report
 Annexes with planning baselines for
selected topics relevant for EP
available online
 www.cherplan.eu
Environmental Planning Concept
Document 1: Concept report
Background of CHERPLAN project
Overview of the CHERPLAN
approach: scope and objectives,
introduction to supportive tools
and documents
Description of each planning
phase and respective steps
(+ examples from application
in Hallstatt)
Proposal for structure of an
Environmental Management Plan
Environmental Planning Concept
Document 2: Annexes
Introduction to Environmental
Planning baselines for selected topics
related to
Cultural Heritage relevant
infrastructure and services
Energy efficiency of protected historical buildings,
mobility and transport planning, solid waste
management, spatial planning, tourism,
water services infrastructure
Introduction to
CHERIS WebGIS Plattform
Environmental Planning
in Hallstatt, Austria
Regional System Analysis
Stakeholder identification during
workshop with project team
Identification of main issues, issue
owners and worldviews during
workshops with a Hallstatt project
group (20 community members) &
project team Hallstatt and SWOT
Defining Visions and Scenarios
Developing visions
in relation to
„Hit & Run Tourism“ and
local and regional
development potentials
 During workshops with
project group
 Student project in Hallstatt
 Expert consultation
 Preparation of a population
survey for extending public
Prioritization of Fields of Action
Implementation and
analysis of population
survey in Hallstatt
(January – March 2013)
Discussion of results &
scenarios and
prioritization of fields of
action in a workshop
(with project group) and
during a public event
based on results of
population survey
(April and May 2013)
To be carried out….
Action & Business
Planning for selected
interventions in further
workshops and increased
involvement of relevant
regional & national players
Compilation of an
Management Plan
Fear of change,
limited resources
Time-consuming process
that …requires mentality
changes or paradigm shifts
Working together despite
conflicting interests
Politics and „Hidden
agendas“ – to understand
who really „pulls the strings“
People are interested and
come up with ideas for
… but also provides a strong
basis for sustainable
community development
Make use of potential of
different perspectives
Good understanding provides
basis for ownership,
commitment, more effective
implementation of solutions
Reinhard Perfler
[email protected]
Scientific project coordinator for CHERPLAN
at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna,
Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control
Cornelia Huis and Frank Höll
[email protected]
Project coordination for CHERPLAN in Municipality of Hallstatt

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