Cultural heritage

Heritage conservation, traditional methods, knowledge, know-how, housing; ancient communities coping practices and systems, community resilience mechanisms.

Latest Cultural heritage additions in the Knowledge Base

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This report examines whether the Pacific Islanders’ intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is safeguarded in relevant laws and policies.
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
A Moroccan bricklayer prepares a surface for bricklaying in Tizi N'Tichka, Morocco
Traditional construction methods were no match for the earthquake that rocked Morocco on Friday night, an engineering expert says, and the area will continue to see such devastation unless updated building techniques are adopted.
Northeastern University
Kedarnath Temple before sunrise
A fresh reminder of the area’s fragility came on the night of 4 August 2023, when a major landslide hit the Kedarnath pilgrimage route amid heavy rains. The landslide washed away several shops near Gaurikund, the start of the Kedarnath trek.
The Third Pole
The Issue n. 3 of the project newsletter focuses on the main initiatives carried out since March 2023.
Changing weather patterns in northwest China are putting ancient Silk Road cave murals and statues at risk, new research has found, underscoring how a warming atmosphere threatens some of the country’s most precious historical artifacts.
Washington Post, the
This second technical bulletin from PROCULTHER-NET presents recent developments in the protection of cultural heritage in disaster risk management.
In light of increasing extreme weather and climate incidents and a record-breaking wildfire season across the country, Indigenous leaders should think twice before participating in the resource extraction industry.
ATPN National News
Colorful half-timbered houses in Miltenberg historical medieval Old Town, Bavaria, Germany
Lola Kotova from Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) unpacks climate information for strengthening the resilience of cultural heritage in times of anthropogenic climate change, presenting in this vein a fascinating case study for Germany.
Open Access Government