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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 760858

Heritage values: Tool for a Sustainable Development

Heritage Motor for Economical Development and Sustainability

Tool for a Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda of the UN towards sustainable development for all sees heritage as a tool for inclusiveness, safety, resilience and sustainability of the cities and human settlements (goal 11). Transforming instead of demolishing will contribute to a sustainable development and caring for heritage will help build a better society. In the Recommendation no. r (90) 20 of the Committee of Ministers of the European Council on the Protection and Conservation of the Industrial, Technical and Civil Engineering Heritage in Europe, it points out that "a better use of human resources by, in particular, calling on early retired or retired professionals in the context of the enterprise or outside, with a view to analysing and protecting not only archives but also techniques, know-how and the operation of tools, machines and installations".

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Public domain

One Athens Residence Complex


CC BY-SA 4.0 Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed

Burgerweeshuis [Orphanage], BPD Kunstcollectie [BDP Art Centre]


© Stijn Brakke Fotografie. Rotterdam. The Netherlands.

Bijlmermeer, DeFlatKleiburg [Bijlmermeer, Kleiburg building]