The Sustainability of Urban Heritage Preservation: The Case of Marrakesh

Aug 2010
This case study of Marrakesh examines the characteristics of its urban dynamics, focusing on the changes brought about by investments made in the tourism and residential housing sectors in recent years. It evaluates the economic, social, and physical changes this has caused in the Medina, and puts forward certain suggestions regarding the possibility (or not) of using the rehabilitation of the Medina of Marrakesh and its surrounding area as a model for other historic towns in Morocco.