Property Rights as a Source for Identifying and Conserving the Spirit of Place

Rifaioğlu, Mert Nezih
Şahin Güçhan, Neriman
Urban conservation has recently been held to possess a wide perspective for explicitly identifying and assessing the combination of tangible and intangible values of historic urban contexts and implicitly defining and conserving authenticity, local identity and spirit of place through the developments in assessment of values. Nevertheless, this new way of understanding and appreciating historic urban context brings new questions into the urban conservation discipline. Discourses focus on the importance of developing reliable sources for investigating authenticity, identity and spirit of place in historic urban contexts. This paper outlines a theoretical approach to the spirit of place and proposes a new source; property rights as contribution to the theory and practice of identifying and conserving the spirit of place through exploring the human experiences and the way of forming, designing and constructing the urban form.


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M. N. Rifaioğlu and N. Şahin Güçhan, “Property Rights as a Source for Identifying and Conserving the Spirit of Place,” MEGARON, pp. 137–148, 2013, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: