Listing and Grading of Heritage Buildings in Mysore City
Shankar B1, Chidambara Swamy2

1Shankar B, Assoc. Prof., in Urban and Regional Planning¸ Institute of Development Studies¸ University of Mysore, Mysore.
2Chidambara Swamy, Professor and Head, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur.
Manuscript received on 06 March 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 26 March 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 March 2015 | PP: 29-33 | Volume-4 Issue-10, March 2015 | Retrieval Number: J19990341015/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Cultural heritage is a legacy of physical artefacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations. Physical or “tangible cultural heritage” includes buildings and historic places, monuments, artefacts, etc., that are considered worthy of preservation for the future. Mysore is one of the important cultural heritage cities in India. It has many built heritage structures to include monuments, heritage buildings, and heritage areas. A very few buildings have been identified by the State Archaeology Department and Mysore Urban Development Authority. The majority of the unlisted buildings are undergoing a tremendous pressure for demolition, structural transformation and decay due to absence of clear cut guidelines from the planning authority. Therefore, there is a need for identifying for protection, conservation and regulating them. The paper presents the framework for listing and grading of heritage buildings in for effective protection, conservation and management the City of Mysore. Index of Terms:
Keywords: Heritage Buildings, Listing, Grading, culture

Scope of the Article: Building and Environmental Acoustics