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During our preparations to hold the Second Urban Heritage Forum, scheduled for the end of this year in the Eastern Province, we have set for ourselves an important goal; to adopt a collective culture to "appreciate urban heritage" which works to preserve and develop urban heritage, and even contribute to its investment. We have come to the conviction that this notion must originate from the sense...

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The National Built Heritage Forum has ended and we are now reviewing the achievements and shortcomings of the forum. One highlight of the event was the dramatic change in social awareness towards built heritage; the high turnout of attendees at all forum events and workshops was unprecedented. I remember all my...

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Sixth: There is a pivotal and crucial concept associated with heritage that has be greatly neglected in road maps developed for the revival of heritage and transforming it into a reality for communities. This concept is the heritage “industry”. This term holds two meanings; the first is idiomatic like ‘film industry’ for example,...

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What I have noticed during my masters and doctoral studies in architecture and planning, is that we still heavily lack clear policies to preserve inhabited built heritage. I am specifically referring to city centers that highly suffer huge problems as a result of being surrounded by the urban fabric of the modern city, migration of its people, clustering of expatriates, and growth of trade all ar...

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Women’s experience with built heritage in Saudi is both difficult and complicated. Maybe that is because, currently, it is difficult for a woman to travel to heritage areas given they have been deserted. Women yearn for such places to be revived. I say this while going through multiple experiences with female students of...

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  Translated by Ms. May Al-Dawsari