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The societies sustain their identities through heritage places, and heritage places have diverse values. When the values are protected, the heritage place is preserved. In that regard, the things that need to be conserved in heritage places are values. Therefore, conserving cultural heritage is a value-based process. However, most of the historical heritage places in the city centers have become significant in recent years exclusively because of their central location and high land value. Especially municipalities as local authorities have taken place in the process, which started in 2005 because of the legal regulations that gave municipalities high intervention rights. Municipal Law no. 5393 is one of these legal instruments. Heritage places are more accessible for new interventions due to the expropriation rights are given to the municipalities. Municipalities have started to attempt to show their political power over economically valuable lands, mostly heritage places. A similar intervention has started in the historic citadel quarter in the city center of Sivas. Based on Law No. 5393, the Citadel Project was developed. The municipality made significant destruction and changes in the area, which affected the site's values. Therefore, this study aims to assess the impacts of interventions on the values related to the physical setting in the Sivas Citadel Project Area, understand the situations before interventions, and analyze changes in values after interventions considering the following two questions: What are the pre-intervention values of the heritage place? and What are the impacts of interventions on the values of heritage place? Keywords: Urban Heritage Places, Heritage Values, Heritage Impact Assessment, Post-intervention Value Shifts, Sivas


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