H@R! : Heritage at Risk
Case Study - Aleppo
The old city of Aleppo has been inscribed in the World Heritage List. The historic urban fabric is extremely endangered and not redeveloped because of a lack of financial support, expert knowledge and commitment. Also in this case, only a carefully planned urban redevelopment and conservation program could help, focusing on the maintenance of original structures and historic building fabric. But in Syria, like in almost all other countries in the Middle East, any form of heritage preservation and conservation practice is still practically non-existent.