Integrating heritage management with development. Sustainable conservation and developmental guidelines for Ḥārat as-Saybanī, Barkat al-Mawz, Oman
Quattrone, G., Bandyopadhyay, S., 2012. Integrating heritage management with development. Sustainable conservation and developmental guidelines for Ḥārat as-Saybanī, Barkat al-Mawz, Oman. In: R. Amoêda, S. Lira & C. Pinheiro eds., Heritage 2012, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Porto 19-22 June 2012, pp.291-301, ISBN 978-989-95671-5-3, eISBN 978-989-95671-8-4
The paper presents the results of the Documentation and Heritage Management Project for Ḥārat as-Saybanī, a traditional mud brick settlement in the oasis town of Barkat al-Mawz, Central Oman. By culturally and technically informing Heritage Management Guidelines, revitalization of Ḥārat as-Saybanī has been advocated centred on education, training and skill development focused on traditional knowledge of the built environment and the crafts. The intention is to move away from an entirely tourism focused development towards a more sustainable alternative, where traditional and everyday activities may play an important role in the local economy. The guidelines produced for Ḥārat as-Saybanī take a holistic view of development, which goes beyond the idea of the settlement as an assemblage of built structures and artefacts to give specific attention to the present state of life and future aspirations of the inhabitants, ownership status of structures and the opportunity for public-private partnership.
- Sustainable integrated heritage management
- Omani built heritage
- Traditional oasis settlements