It's people, in addition to architecture or history, that make some meeting places worthy of heritage protection. Social values are now among the listing criteria, but many such places remain at risk.
Britain’s heritage is steeped in the remnants and history of slavery, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it.
Jack Mundey fought to save Australia's urban and environmental heritage. An architect of green bans, his lifelong efforts empowered citizens to assert their right to keep the heritage of their city.
Bhaktapur suffered 300 deaths, 2,000 wounded and over 30,000 houses damaged in the 2015 earthquake. Heritage restoration has become crucial to community recovery.
Community projects play a vital role in city life.
If the US makes good on the president's threat, Iran's heritage won't be the only thing damaged. Washington's reputation would also take a hit.
People tend to pay attention when things get personal, so you need to know how climate change is damaging things in your life.
Mining companies and some heritage consultants don't understand the sacredness attached to ancestral remains, and the meaning of land in African communities.
Visitors to these sites had one particular religious ritual that may strike some as strange: they carved graffiti in important and sacred places.
A youthful Fed Square satisfied five criteria to be added to the Victorian Heritage Register. The listing protects the square as a public place, but doesn't prevent its continuing evolution.
Two thirds of China's 900m rural residents are moving to cities. Now, architects are finding ways to preserve their built heritage, before it disappears.
Looking back at Lviv's Soviet past, there are clues about how to preserve history for everyone – not just the affluent.
A decade-long project to excavate a sod house from half a millennium ago has yielded nearly 100,000 artefacts.
From cobbled laneways to grand buildings, bluestone has a long history in Melbourne – one that starts millions of years ago.
Nepal's capital city was devastated by the 2015 earthquake, but rebuilding heritage sites has been fraught with difficulties.
Images of Notre Dame on fire have elicited an outpouring of grief around the world and online. This response raises the question of why we feel more connected to some heritage places than others.
With modern technology, it is entirely possible for the cathedral to be recreated with near-accuracy to the original. We can do this and keep the original building's spirit and feeling.
A swift response from the heritage community prevented damage to sites of national heritage.
Cultural heritage establishes closer ties between a community and the land it lives – and relies – on.
Africans have steadfastly responded to oppression through culture.