"A spectre," writes Kevin McKenna for The Guardian, "thought happily to have been exorcised from the heart of beautiful Edinburgh, is stalking the city’s old wynds and crevices once more." To put it more bluntly, the "formal recognition of [the Scottish capital] as one of the world’s most beautiful cities is under threat, amid a battle for the soul of its most historic quarter." As the UNESCO inspectorate moves in to determine whether the city's World Heritage Status should be renewed McKenna laments, through a series of case studies, the potentially bleak built future of one of Britain's most loved urban centres.
Is Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Status Under Threat?
Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Is Edinburgh's UNESCO World Heritage Status Under Threat?" 11 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/776986/is-edinburghs-unesco-world-heritage-status-under-threat> ISSN 0719-8884
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