Appleton Charter for the Protection and Enhancement of the Built Environment (1983)

Appleton. Historic buildings on the Fox River.

Preface: The Appleton Charter for the Protection and Enhancement of the Built Environment was adopted by the ICOMOS Canada, Ottawa, Canada, August, 1983.

The Appleton Charter of ICOMOS Canada outlines principles for the preservation of the built environment regarding its protection, value, setting, relocation, enhancement, use, additions, and environmental control. The Charter emphasizes management of the urban environment as an important aspect of conservation of cultural heritage. Levels of intervention (preservation, period restoration, rehabilitation, period reconstruction, redevelopment) and scales of intervention (maintenance, stabilization, addition, removal) are described. The charter recommends that interventions consider cultural significance, condition and integrity of the fabric, contextual value, and the appropriate use of available physical, social, and economic resources. It calls for public participation in the decision-making process. The Charter also includes principles of practice, among which is a recommendation regarding patina, which seen as part of the historical integrity of the built environment.

Category
Charter

Date

1983

Promulgation

The ICOMOS Canada, Ottawa, Canada, August, 1983.

Descriptions

  • The Charter outlines principles for the preservation of the built environment regarding its protection, value, setting, relocation, enhancement, use, additions, and environmental control.
  • It emphasizes management of the urban environment as an important aspect of conservation of cultural heritage. Levels of intervention and scales of intervention are described.
  • It recommends that interventions consider cultural significance, condition and integrity of the fabric, contextual value, and the appropriate use of available physical, social, and economic resources. It calls for public participation in the decision-making process.
  • It also includes principles of practice, among which is a recommendation regarding patina, which seen as part of the historical integrity of the built environment.

Source

http://www.international.icomos.org/charters/appleton.pdf

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http://www.international.icomos.org/charters/appleton.pdf

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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