Sustainable Application in Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Case of Mashhad El-Shams in Old Hilla
Ali Aumran Lattif Al-Thahab

Effective administrative organization and rational arrangement of the role and responsibility of groups associated with conservation and optimal use of heritage in a way that financially encourages stakeholders to support it led to the beneficial use of sustainable tools and methods to achieve an ideal degree of long-term preservation. Expanding heritage and the diversity of its values and parties involved in conservation decisions have led to further complexity. Iraq, after 2003 in particular, is in a state of marginalization and deterioration of its cultural heritage and distinct buildings, where political, financial and administrative corruption plays a major role in it. The paper explores the need to regulate the role of conservation bodies to develop a sustainable conservation policy, taking into account distorted socio-cultural aspects and deteriorating political and economic situation of post-war Iraq. Suggesting a dynamic and adaptive regulatory framework encompassing all concerned groups is capable of accommodating the maintenance phases in an organized and orderly manner that achieves a degree of sustainable development. Search in the re-development of Mashhad El Shams in Old Hilla provides a clear image of how conservation actors play a key role in conducting and achieving a sustainable maintenance or deteriorating heritage status.

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