Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.


1 # of officially protected agricultural products EU countries (2009)

2 Preservation of Cultural Heritage: UNESCO Memory of the World Project

3 % of Estimated Threatened Species by groups of organisms, IUCN Redlist (2004 – 2009)

4 Attitudes Toward the Coexistence of Nature and Human Beings in selected countries, by % (1995/96 – 2000/01)

5 Happy Planet Index: Life Setisfaction, Health, and Ecological Behavior

What is Sustainability of Heritage?

The sustainability data suite attempts to capture the diverse meanings of heritage, as it encompasses cultural traditions, collective pasts, and identities in relation to the natural world (Lowenthal, 1994). As Benjamin Morris observed in chapter 9, the natural world and the human world simultaneously mutually influence, respond to, and co-produce one another. Sustainability of heritage in this perspective refers ...

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