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Quito’s Historic Center: Heritage of Humanity or of the Market?
Selling EthniCity Urban Cultural Politics in the Americas (2011)
  • Fernando Carrión Mena, Arq.
  • Manuel Dammert Guardia, Soc., Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
Abstract
In 1978 UNESCO declared the historic center of Quito a World Cultural Heritage of Humanity, thus recognizing its cultural and historic value, in particular the fact that it represents the largest historic city center in Latin America. Since 1988 Quito’s historic center has become the object of a politics of renovation, which both local and international heritage experts have praised as an outstanding example of successful urban management, especially for the participation of public and private, national and international actors. These characteristics regularly appear as paradigmatic in the academic reflection and public discourses on historic city centers in Latin America. As this condition has been taken for granted, there has been little critical analysis or evaluation of this development to date.
Publication Date
2011
Editor
Olaf Kaltmeier
Publisher
Routledge Taylor & Francis Group
Citation Information
Fernando Carrión Mena and Manuel Dammert Guardia. "Quito’s Historic Center: Heritage of Humanity or of the Market?" Selling EthniCity Urban Cultural Politics in the Americas (2011) p. 171 - 187
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/fernando_carrion/716/