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New book on World Heritage published by Lu Cooke

Posted on 15 November 2022

'World Heritage: Concepts, Management and Conservation' presents an insight into discussions surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage List, and the properties on it.

Since its creation 50 years ago, the World Hertiage Convention has been lauded as one of the most successful international expressions of coopoeration, while at the same time being widely criticised as producing an overly commercialised and globalised sense of heritage.

Lu Cooke (Director of Studies for our MA International Conservation Studies and MA Conservation of Historic Buildings) and her co-author Dr Simon Woodward use a global range of World Heritage Sites to showcase some of the successes and misuses of World Heritage Status, and explore the threats faced by World Heritage Site managers, including climate change, urban development, overtourism, military action and natural disaster.

World Heritage: Concepts, Management and Conservation is published by Routledge.