Living with Heritage
Living with Heritage: integrating time, place and culture for World Heritage conservation.
World Heritage conservation in developing countries is challenged by conflicting demands of preservation, economic development and social equity. Managing these demands requires monitoring of the dynamic interaction between natural environment, cultural heritage and contemporary society. Angkor, the great World Heritage site in Cambodia, epitomises the challenge. A joint Cambodian and international team will create a time-based, spatial information monitoring system for site management using Angkor as a test case. The new methodology integrates past and future research, community values, national policies and international heritage best-practise. Research, management and governance come together to reconcile the competing demands of living with heritage.
The Living with Heritage website provides a portal into the Living with Heritage Project, and is a source of information about our Industry Partners and research.
Greater Angkor Project
The Greater Angkor Project (GAP) is an international, multidisciplinary research programme interested in the decline of urbanism at Angkor, in Cambodia. Specifically, the project is investigating the relationship between the vast extent of Angkor in the 12th to 16th centuries AD, land clearance for rice production and regional ecological damage both then and now. The study has implications for the past and the future health of the regional ecosystem, sustainable development and the management of Angkor as a national and an international cultural resource.
This web site provides a general overview of the project’s objectives and outcomes in addition to providing a resource for students and professionals involved in the project.