LEMA

Local Environment Management and Analysis

SUIT

Research framework

EU FP5 EESD - Key Action 4 : The City of Tomorrow and Cultural Heritage
Action 1.1.4-4.2.3 Foster integration of cultural heritage in the urban setting
Project contract number : EVK4-2000-00017
Date of preparation of the proposal : January 2000

Objectives

The SUIT project aims at establishing a flexible and consistent Environmental Assessment methodology to assist with the active conservation of historical areas. This methodology will be designed to help municipalities and local authorities in assessing the suitability of new urban developments which will promote sustainable exploitation of urban and architectural cultural heritage. The methodology will also help to match existing historical areas with current socio-economic requirements, through an active integration of this heritage within new development projects.

Main deliverable

The outcomes of the research will mainly be targeted at municipalities and town councils, which normally lack the expertise to handle complex research prototypes and state-of-the-art techniques. It has thus been considered that the main operational outcome of the project should consist of the camera-ready version of a "Guidance for the Environmental Assessment of the impacts of certain plans, programmes or projects upon the heritage value of historical areas, in order to contribute to their long-term sustainability"

Coordinator of the project

Jacques Teller - University of Liege (BE)
Chemin des Chevreuils, 1, B52/3, 4000 Liege

SUIT position papers

BOND A., TELLER J. (2001),
The consideration of cultural heritage in present European environmental policies

BOND A., LANGSTAFF L. (2002),
The consideration of cultural heritage within EIA practice throughout Europe

HASSLER U., ALGREEN-USSING G., KOHLER N. (2002),
Cultural heritage and sustainable development in SUIT

BOND A., LANGSTAFF L., RUELLE C. (2002),
Monitoring and post-evaluation of the cultural heritage component of Environmental Assessments

SUTHERLAND M., TELLER J., TWEED C. (2002),
Perception and Attitude surveys as an affordable built heritage scoping method

HASSLER U., ALGREEN-USSING G., KOHLER N. (2004),
Urban Life Cycle Analysis and the conservation of the urban fabric