Employing Adaptive Reuse in The Tourism Development of Historical Sites

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Sally Nazar Abdul-Jabbar , Abdelwehab A. Alwehab


Historical sites are one of the most important tourism products, which confirm the greatness of the past, as they are symbols of history and civilization of the country, as well as their economic value, as they unfavorably contribute to the national economy, and because many countries are aware of the importance of these historical sites as tourist facilities frequented by tourists from all over the world, so they went towards adaptive reuse by developing an integrated strategy and employing the components of the site to become a sustainable urban center and tourist point attractive to local and international tourism.

The purpose of the research is to clarify the impact of the adaptive reuse of historical sites on tourism development, to clarify the principles and rules set out by international agreements and charters, and the possibilities and methods of the historical site, and to inform all its aspects, to identify indicators and based on these indicators determines the most appropriate use of the production of internal spaces linking them to the past, present and future and to highlight their identity and affiliation in the interest of tourism economic. The research discussed some concepts related to historical sites and adaptive reuse, the most important reasons for the reuse of historical sites, and the problems they may face, and the indicators reached by the research were employed through the review and analysis of international experiences in the analysis of a historical building in Baghdad and the extent to which they correspond to those indicators. The research found that adaptive reuse preserves the historical treasures of future generations, is an incentive for the development of tourism, and helps generate income for society in addition to its positive environmental, social, and cultural impacts, and that the tourism sector is the main beneficiary of the adaptation process.

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