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Protecting Life: The Common Goals of Nature Reserves and Architectural Heritage Sites

Originální název

Protecting Life: The Common Goals of Nature Reserves and Architectural Heritage Sites

Anglický název

Protecting Life: The Common Goals of Nature Reserves and Architectural Heritage Sites

Jazyk

en

Originální abstrakt

The paper addresses the general protection of sites through the idea of preserving the “environment” as a functional whole. The first part discusses the beginnings of the holistic understanding of protection; the second reviews the current state of affairs; the final section develops an argument in favour of a holistic understanding of the environment based on interdisciplinary research of complex adaptive systems. The paper emphasizes the pioneering impulses from 19th-century Central Europe: the protection of the style and “memory” of historical cities, the founding of nature reserves, the protection of the character of a landscape, the democratization of conservationist initiatives, and the discussion about their motivations. The paper further argues that traditional environments, today preserved in conservation areas, starkly differ from unprotected areas in terms of the systemic qualities of these environments. Traditional environments have the natural qualities of living structures, which explains their attractiveness, making “preservation of life” the common goal of the conservation movement.

Anglický abstrakt

The paper addresses the general protection of sites through the idea of preserving the “environment” as a functional whole. The first part discusses the beginnings of the holistic understanding of protection; the second reviews the current state of affairs; the final section develops an argument in favour of a holistic understanding of the environment based on interdisciplinary research of complex adaptive systems. The paper emphasizes the pioneering impulses from 19th-century Central Europe: the protection of the style and “memory” of historical cities, the founding of nature reserves, the protection of the character of a landscape, the democratization of conservationist initiatives, and the discussion about their motivations. The paper further argues that traditional environments, today preserved in conservation areas, starkly differ from unprotected areas in terms of the systemic qualities of these environments. Traditional environments have the natural qualities of living structures, which explains their attractiveness, making “preservation of life” the common goal of the conservation movement.

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@misc{BUT144267,
  author="Martin {Horáček}",
  title="Protecting Life: The Common Goals of Nature Reserves and Architectural Heritage Sites",
  annote="The paper addresses the general protection of sites through the idea of preserving the “environment” as a functional whole. The first part discusses the beginnings of the holistic understanding of protection; the second reviews the current state of affairs; the final section develops an argument in favour of a holistic understanding of the environment based on interdisciplinary research of complex adaptive systems. The paper emphasizes the pioneering impulses from 19th-century Central Europe: the protection of the style and “memory” of historical cities, the founding of nature reserves, the protection of the character of a landscape, the democratization of conservationist initiatives, and the discussion about their motivations. The paper further argues that traditional environments, today preserved in conservation areas, starkly differ from unprotected areas in terms of the systemic qualities of these environments. Traditional environments have the natural qualities of living structures, which explains their attractiveness, making “preservation of life” the common goal of the conservation movement.",
  address="ICOMOS",
  chapter="144267",
  institution="ICOMOS",
  year="2017",
  month="december",
  pages="1--1",
  publisher="ICOMOS",
  type="presentation"
}