The Sustainability of Urban Heritage Preservation: The Case of Verona, Italia

Aug 2010
This study analyzes the Historic Center of Verona, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000. The recognition by UNESCO is certainly understood as an element of prestige on an international level, and one of pride for the local community. Above all it indicates a clear responsibility of all citizens to preserve, carefully use, and strengthen the coherent uniqueness of the site so that present and future generations may enjoy this heritage, which is closely linked to the cultural identity of the city's inhabitants.