Historic cities and sacred sites

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    Historic cities and sacred sites : cultural roots for urban futures This report investigates the tolls that overpopulation and poverty often take on historic cities and sacred sites. More importantly, it demonstrates that taking care of humanity's cultural heritage can regenerate the self-esteem and self-identities of disempowered peoples and revive moribund economies. This report expands the dialogue on state-of-the-art preservation approaches based on actual cases set in a range of economic and social contexts.