Socio-economics of Urban Heritage
Anushree Deb, Rohit Jiyasu, Garima Jain | 2013
This paper presents preliminary findings of a heritage impact assessment conducted on two sites in the city of Jaipur. Primary fieldwork was conducted at the Jantar Mantar and the old market area of the city using the ‘Direct & Indirect Impact’ method under a macroeconomic approach. The method’s original framework was adapted to the specific context through the addition of questions and observations pertaining to the economic, social and human costs generated. It evaluated the economic value of these two sites through the direct and indirect impacts generated via the sale and production of goods, arts and crafts. Application of the method helped unearth significant economic value that could be an effective support for arguing to conserve urban heritage.