WG4 Underground Built Heritage Planning Approaches

A central issue of WG4 is to define a working methodology that combines transition management and strategic stakeholder management. Both issues were in the centre of our attention in the Lisbon Meeting. The current discussion is now targeted to organise two systematic inventories: 1) mapping national laws and policies that support the endeavour of gaining social and community values from underground heritage, and 2) expertise, skills and know-how available among the network. The result of the Lisbon Meeting is a good overview of these capacities, which will provide a sound foundation for the TOOLKIT

International colloquium discovering and activating underground built heritage

On October 15, 2021, uderground4value organised in Lisbon an international colloquium to initiate a broader discussion between project partners and local stakeholders, underground assets agents and students about underground heritage in Portugal.

Organised as a hybrid event, invited guests provided an overview of the existing underground heritage, their values, potential and threats they face. The programme is available at https://www.ceied.ulusofona.pt/en/inter-colloquium-underg-heritage

Paper published

In a common effort, some members of the WG4 organised and published a paper in the Journal Sustainability. The analysis of five cases provides the base to address the activation of underground heritage by increasing the intensity and scope of community engagement. This paper paves the way for a better understanding of the impact of the planning and participatory processes on the success of underground projects.

Smaniotto Costa, C.; Menezes, M., Ivanova-Radovanova, P., Ruchinskaya, T., Lalenis, K., Bocci, M. (2021). Planning Perspectives and Approaches for Activating Underground Built Heritage. Sustainability, 13(18): 10349. https://doi.org/10.3390/su131810349