The Sustainability of Urban Heritage Preservation: The Case of Oporto

Aug 2010
The Oporto authorities currently face the challenge to revitalize the Historic Center of Oporto and make it attractive for investors without compromising the permanence of the traditional residents and their integration with new ones. This study discusses the impacts and sustainability of the rehabilitation and revitalization efforts, as well as how authorities can prevent gentrification and desertion, which can jeopardize the outstanding universal value of the Historic Center of Oporto.