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Management conservation plan for a small town: the case of Piranhas (Brazil)

Silvio Mendes Zancheti (adm), CECI and UFPE (Brazil)
Virgínia Pontual, CECI and MDU/UFPE
Ana Rita Sá Carneiro, CECI and UFPE/MDU

This paper sets out a vision of the process of urban planning in which the main object of intervention is the city conceived as expressing itself culturally; in other words, the city putting forward values and life experiences. The materializing of these values and experiences occurs through material and abstract expressions within a context of diversity, change and conflicts. Urban planning, when it adopts this understanding assumes the form of a management process that draws on the friction between keeping the character of an area imbued with values and experiences, and the changes demanded by economical and social dynamics. In this sense, the management concept is the main element due to its capacity to mediate and channel this friction. To give support to this process the Center for Advanced Studies of Integrated Conservation (CECI) has created a planning model for the management of urban conservation that is put into effect through four integrated and simultaneous tasks. Besides, it indicates the principal components of a plan which provides guidance for public and private agents. All those points are explicit and the empirical reference used is the historic site of the town of Piranhas.

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