SHUC

A Sustainable Future for the Historic Urban Core

Netherlands, Utrecht (city), View from Neude tower building at Oudegracht and Bakkerstraat

Netherlands, Utrecht (city), View from Neude tower building at Oudegrach and Bakkerstraat

The historic urban core is a repository of cultural heritage in its buildings, monuments public spaces and townscape. It has been formed through incremental change over many years in response to changing pressures on the role of the city. This has produced a complex, highly differentiated urban fabric in terms of real estate ownership, urban structure and the historic periods represented. The physical characteristics of historic cores have common characteristics in terms of the complexity of the urban fabric with local variations. These characteristics make the historic urban cores a primary European cultural asset.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s