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Audit design: Know-how to monitor community knowledge transfer in World Heritage management systems

Parlak, Gizem, Bleil De Souza, Clarice ORCID:, Cerutti, Federico ORCID: and De Ribaupierre, Helene 2023. Audit design: Know-how to monitor community knowledge transfer in World Heritage management systems. Sketch: Journal of City and Regional Planning 05 (01) , pp. 25-43. 10.5281/zenodo.8204433

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The contribution of local communities to the development of World Heritage Site (WHS) management systems has been ubiquitous in both the literature and practice. However, the effectiveness of these engagement initiatives has rarely been audited. The structure of WHS management plans is prescriptive and they are prone to automated scrutiny, so their development can be audited and exploited from the viewpoint of deploying community ideas. This paper proposes a semi-automated method named Audit Design by examining the preparation process of participative management plan for Diyarbakir Fortress and Hevsel Gardens Cultural Landscape WHS to quantify knowledge transfer from consultations of communities to management plan actions of WHS. It illustrates the development and validation of Audit Design with Knowledge Representation and Natural Language Processing techniques, a reliable semi-automated tool, gauging five different levels of knowledge transfer and producing precise natural language representations for auditing knowledge transfer, aiding with monitoring inclusiveness in developing WHS management systems.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Publisher: DergiPark Akademik
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 August 2023
Date of Acceptance: 30 June 2023
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024 13:34

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