Vegetation, Bulldozing, and Urban Change-Related Risks to Built Heritage in Bawshar, Oman

Mohamed Hesein*, Mohammed Ali K. Al-Belushi

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةArticleمراجعة النظراء

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Built heritage in Oman faces many natural and cultural risks. Socio-economic development has negatively affected the built heritage in Bawshar, one of Oman’s most developed cities. This study identifies and measures the current and potential risks to built heritage in Bawshar, focusing on vegetation, bulldozing, and urban change-related risks between 2000 and 2017. It also provides baseline data to help heritage managers protect the sites most vulnerable to risks. Satellite imagery and geographic information systems were used to classify change-related risks to built heritage. Risk maps were produced for the built heritage sites under threat over different periods in Bawshar. The results showed that 60%, 28%, and 11% of very high- and high-risk zones faced bulldozing, vegetation, and urban change-related risks, respectively. The methodology adopted in this study can help measure the type and magnitude of risks to built heritage in cities with characteristics similar to those of Bawshar.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
دوريةConservation and Management of Archaeological Sites
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرAccepted/In press - 2023

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