Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA)

The UNESCO office of the Municipality of Florence, together with the Heritage City Lab, has promoted the development of an impact-on-heritage assessment model for the World Heritage site of Historical Centre of Florence. The experimentation, under the Guidelines issued by ICOMOS International (2011), has set out to evaluate, with a coherent and systematic path, the positive/negative impact of one or more of the transformation projects that would affect values, attributes, authenticity, and integrity of World Heritage assets. The evaluation is purposeful to the indication of the planned management methods and any future mitigative measures. The lab, in collaboration with the experts of the UNESCO Office of the Municipality, makes possible the dialogue between competent figures that have specific analytical capabilities to assess each particular site or transformation project.

The project is part of the projects financed in 2018 by Law 77/2006 of MiBACT “Special Measures for the Protection and Use of Italian Sites and Elements of Cultural, Landscape and Environmental Interest, included in the “World Heritage List,” under the protection of UNESCO.”