Heritage conservation and digital technologies in Jordan

Rania, A, Trillo, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5961-0706, Udeaja, CE ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6405-9664, Moustaka, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3039-7315, Gyau, KAB ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7927-7528 and Makore, BC 2021, 'Heritage conservation and digital technologies in Jordan' , Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, 22 , e00197.

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Abstract

Heritage cities are challenged by a combination of pressures, including climate change effects, rapid urbanization and abandonment. Conversely, a plethora of new methodologies and instruments are now available, thanks to digital technologies, which hold the potential to support planning conservation of heritage cities. This study seeks to explore the applicability of digital technologies to heritage conservation planning practices, in Jordan, with a more general applicability of some findings to the larger international context. Opportunities and limitations in supporting plans for heritage conservation in heritage cities through digital technologies are discussed. This study analyses several forms of data, including secondary data, semi-structured interviews with heritage experts and focus groups. Recommendations are made to maximise the potential of digital technologies in both eliciting awareness on heritage and documenting it for the purpose of developing more robust and effective conservation plans for heritage cities.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments
Journal or Publication Title: Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 2212-0548
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Funders: Royal Academy of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Claudia Trillo
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 08:03
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 08:03
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/61417

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