The archeological heritage is considered the roots for civilization and development for any nation that maintains its development and flourishing. Therefore, if such roots were eradicated or exposed to destruction, this nation will be lost and lose its constituents of growth and flourishing. This study deals with the value concepts and policies to preserve the architectural heritage within the context of sustainable development system. The study was carried out through reviewing the concepts of heritage and heritage value (historical, artistic and functional). The aim of this study is to discuss the most important reasons behind the deterioration of urban areas that have architectural value, in addition to the levels and different types of archeological heritage deterioration. Moreover, the study presents different methods for archeological heritage preservation. Besides, the study highlights the public participation approach in heritage preservation and sustainable development by the citizens of those areas through the intellectual analytical model of communication and public participation process and its most important components. Further, the identification of the levels and the types of this communication and public participation are discussed in this study. Taking into consideration the unique architecture heritage Hadhrami cities have which dated hundreds of years and exposed to negligence and deterioration, consequently there is a need for carrying out a practical study as to identify the most important features of urban and architectural heritage of the cities in Hudhramout region. Besides, spotting the most important heritage areas in Hadhrami region is required. The present study adopted multi-level public participation approach (public, official, academicians) due to its positive outcomes to identify the most important threats of the urban and architectural heritage of the cities from the public's point of view, in addition to identifying the obstacles that inhibit heritage preservation from the executive officials' viewpoint. Finally, this study seeks to come up with the most important and urgent and delayed recommendations to preserve the heritage of the Hadhrami cities through the participation of specialized academicians in the same field
Baeissa, Anwar Ahmed
"Preservation of the Urban Development and Architectural Heritage of the Clay Buildings in Hadhramout Region, Yemen through Public Participation of the Region’s Residents,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 17
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol17/iss2/2