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Cultural landscape: Sustaining the heritage value and protecting local identity

Md Jani, Haza Hanurhaza and Mohd Hussain, Mohd Ramzi (2011) Cultural landscape: Sustaining the heritage value and protecting local identity. In: International Conference on Universal Design in Built Environment (ICUDBE 2011), 22-23 November 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper presents a review on the concept of cultural landscape in sustaining the heritage value and protecting local identity. It presents the notion of revealing and sustaining the great diversity of the interaction between humans and their environment, to protect living traditional cultures and preserve the traces of those which have disappeared. It is actually an approach to appreciate pure relationship between human and built environment. Landscapes contain valuable heritage and historic values developed from layers of historical incident and occurrence by human including traditional cultural values. This incident eventually became human legacy as the heritage values and traditions are passed from one generation to another. Islam highlights the important of human relationship with the environment and the associations involving the two assemblages have been emphasized repeatedly in Al-Quran. “And if thy LORD Had so Willed, He Could Have Made the people one nation, and they would still differ” (11:118). The aim of this paper is to highlight the important heritage values of cultural landscape towards enriching people’s identity, develop a sense of place or belonging and protecting the original culture. The paper incorporated three fundamental frameworks that sustaining the heritage and value and protecting local identity which are i) sense of attachment, ii) sense of pride and iii) identity of the place that covers the explanation of human root, identity, image, character and values. It is hoped that the paper will contributes to further enrich the important knowledge of cultural landscape in sustaining the heritage values and protecting the local identity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3177/29756
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cultural landscape, Heritage and Identity
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Ramzi Mohd Hussain
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 16:29
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2013 16:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/29756

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