A Didactic Case Study of Jarash Archaeological Site, Jordan: Stakeholders and Heritage Values in Site Management

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This e-book is a case study of the management of the archaeological site of Jarash, Jordan between January and August 2007. It can be accessed through the website of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI).

This e-book illustrates value-based processes used for decision making in heritage site management, including identifying stakeholders, writing a statement of significance, and considering stakeholder concerns in developing and selecting options for site conservation and management. It is also designed to provide an opportunity for learning about the application of consensus building strategies to heritage management. It is intended to be used as a didactic tool for educational and training programs in urban and regional planning, development studies, and dispute resolution. The didactic case study described in the book was a collaborative project of the GCI and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities.

 Some of the contents of the e-book are:

  • Cultural heritage site management
  • History of Jarash as heritage and development of the modern city
  • Activities for identifying and dealing with values and stakeholders