The Pritzker Prize

National Heritage Resources Act

The Burra Charter

The Burra Charter defines the basic principles and procedures to be followed in the conservation of Australian heritage places.

In 1979, the Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance was adopted at a meeting of Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) at the historic mining town of Burra, South Australia. It was given the short title of The Burra Charter.

The Burra Charter accepted the philosophy and concepts of the ICOMOS Venice Charter, but wrote them in a form which would be practical and useful in Australia. The Charter was revised in 1999 and has since been adopted by the Australian Heritage Council (December 2004), the Heritage Council of New South Wales (December 2004), the Queensland Heritage Council (January 2005) and the Heritage Council of Victoria (July 2010). It is also recommended by the Heritage Council of Western Australia[3] and the Tasmanian Heritage Council.

The Burra Charter identifies three levels of repair for heritage structures. These are:

  • Preservation – Maintaining a structure in its existing state and preventing further deterioration.
  • Restoration – Returning a structure to a known earlier state by the repair of existing fabric without the introduction of new materials.
  • Reconstruction – Returning a structure to a known earlier state by the introduction of new material into any remaining fabric. Excerpts from an Australia ICOMOS brochure explaining the principles of heritage conservation. Retrieved 15 August 2011.

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The Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan (CITP) for Stellenbosch

Richard Florida

Richard Florida is author of the global best-seller The Rise of the Creative Class and Who’s Your City?, a national and international best seller and book of the month. His new book, The Great Reset explains how new ways of living and working will drive post-crash prosperity.

He is author of The Flight of the Creative Class and Cities and the Creative Class. His previous books, especially The Breakthrough Illusion and Beyond Mass Production, paved the way for his provocative looks at how creativity is revolutionizing the global economy.

National Building Musuem

What makes a city
Intelligent? You Do.

For as long as we have lived in cities we have reflected on their form, feel, and function.

The Heritage Portal

The Heritage Portal is a discussion, education and marketing platform serving the South African Heritage Sector. It aims to assist a spectrum of stakeholders to negotiate the tensions between preservation and development and help integrate heritage into the planning process. It aspires to ease the burden on heritage officials and to drive an owner education agenda.

Visitors to the Heritage Portal will be able to find expert assistance by searching the relevant directories, browsing the resources section and participating in various forums including a powerful ‘ask the experts’ section. They will also be able to share their expertise for the benefit of the community.

The Heritage Portal aims to play a role in the emergence of a powerful South African heritage industry that contributes to job creation and economic growth. It has been designed to complement the South African Heritage Resources Information System (SAHRIS).

International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

The National Heritage Resources Act