Heritage Impact Assessment

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Heritage Impact Assessment

The HIA is the most comprehensive heritage impact study. think heritage! offers HIAs which are based on international standards, using general guidance provided by UNESCO and ICOMOS. They are informed by extensive desk studies and systematic field surveys and may include various heritage expressions, such as archaeology, underwater archaeology, architecture, urban heritage, agriculture, cultural maritime heritage, industrial heritage, or intangible heritage. think heritage! has a wide network of heritage experts which allows us to cover any heritage category.

The team of think heritage! will provide you with comprehensive information on all heritage assets or, in the case of World Heritage sites, all attributes conveying Outstanding Universal Value that are identified in the study area. Such a report comprises details on the heritage value as well as an analysis of the current state of conservation. Furthermore, think heritage! assesses adverse and beneficial impacts expected from the proposed development. Depending on the outcome, the experts of think heritage! develop adaptation and mitigation strategies aiming to lower any adverse impact to an acceptable level.

think heritage! offers HIAs for huge development projects such as highways or land reclamations, medium-sized projects, as well as developments that only effect singles houses and their context.