The Urbanist

Heritage, part two

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19 September 2019

Episode 414

30 minutes


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Cities are tasked with protecting their historic environments but how can they do this in a way that preserves the sites while keeping them accessible to the public?

19 September 2019

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Chapter 1

7 minutes


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Chapter 1

Greece

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This is a nation torn between the pull of its past and the much-needed investment it has to attract to move forward. The gatekeepers of this ancient cultural heritage are many but none as powerful as KAS – the state-run central archaeological council.

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Chapter 2

11 minutes


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Chapter 2

Historic England

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Historic England is a public body of the British government that’s tasked with protecting and championing places around the country that define who we are. More than 400,000 sites are listed as important historic environments: from buildings to monuments, gardens to battlefields.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Tiles in Lisbon

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We paid a visit to the oldest tile factory in Lisbon to find out how it’s keeping heritage alive in the city – with an eye on the future too.

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