Restoration &prioritize model for historical Sites

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Restoration &prioritize model for historical Sites

What is your research problem?

Create a model to restore and allocate funding for historical sites that people can visit and invest on. The aim of the restoration and prioritization model is that it is going to help investors to easily locate those historical sites and improve them. Also, this model could help to improve tourism in those historical sites. Researcher could benefit from this model to conduct their future studies about these areas. This model addresses several problems concerning the existing historical Sites. First as there is need to restore these historical sites, second is that public needs built and well maintain historical sites thus requires funding. If communities choose to preserve their historic facilities, then they need a framework

for integrating all stakeholder perspectives into planning for community historic restoration projects. This model should provide provide a means for incorporating the overriding needs and desires of the community to preserve the structure and adapt it to suit modern day use. Communities require a framework that allows for historic structures to be preserved in the short term while the community negotiates the appropriate long term use for the facility.

What are your specific questions?

In order to fully develop a model for communities to approach historic restoration projects, the model aimed to address several important questions such as::

1. How accessible is the historical site?

2. How do communities at large currently evaluate historic sites?

3. What factors currently motivate community to restore and prioritize historic sites?

4. Where the historical site is located in a larger or smaller city?

5. How do communities assign priority to restoring a historic site?

6. What is the drive time for the historical site?

7. How do communities determine the most appropriate historic site?

8. What is the climate where the historical site is located in the summer season?

What data sets will you use?

This assessment is GIS-based and relies on pre-existing datasets and it used multiple many spatial scaling in placing historic site in landscape and its geomorphic platform to increase the potential for successful restoration., such datasets used includes: historic conditions (e.g., floodplain, shoreline, habitats), current shoreline morphology and modification, aerial photography and other remotely-sensed data, and biological survey information.

What software will you use?

For the analytics part, Diva shape. We used Excel.

For the map part, Arc Map, and Dashboard.

Laser scanning software to generate object historical points from scanned historic site location.

We can use the priority management zone concept to prioritize specific sites for restoration based on logistic issues.

What other resources might you need?

Initially, we will start with two data sets mentioned above. Along the way, we might need to find other specific-purpose data sets to ingle it with our initial data to answer other detailed questions that might arise during the main analysis part such as, special analysis. We will also need to interview the workers in an historic site to establish the information about the site and its importance and also challenges if any. We will also do a feasibility study to assess some historic sites so as to establish the size and nature of the site. We will require a meteorologist to assist in ascertaining the climate conditions of different sites and preferred time of visits.

How will you perform your analysis?

First, we choose ten historical sits locations in different regions, and we looked for the latitude and longitude of those locations. We will also use science based step in identifying potential historic sites for further data gathering and analysis by local experts prior to funding. The assessment will be performed at multiple scales so as to relate historic site

Conditions to the landscape. This will allow each site to be analyzed within the context of other sites that are subject to same landscape factors.

How will you evaluate your results?

The optimal result we are expecting from the restoration and prioritization model is to provide enough information of the historical sites to make it available for visitors, researchers and investors.

What difficulties do you foresee?

This project entails many potential difficulties. First and foremost is the technical limitation. We just begun experiencing these tools and, thus, the learning curve might be longer than the project time scope, not to mention the error messages and bugs encountered from machine to machine. Further, the data set itself is so huge and the technical terminologies for the coding schema are ramified. In order for us to investigate the hidden correlations, we have first to understand all the terminologies involved in the data. Besides, as we dive into the “big data” set, we will inevitably get so overwhelmed in the analytics processes as many dimensions will be used to conduct different analytics technique. Second is the variability of the results. Since all the results and possible directions are totally based on the outcomes of the analytics on the datasets, we might end up with completely an unexpected result. The public nature of this

Project invites the input of various stakeholders. In addition to the various perspectives involved, restoration and prioritization projects involve challenges in the process of renovation.

Project participants need methods for prioritizing construction tasks in restoration of historic site. The entire project requires funds for it to achieve its intended purpose.

What do you expect to learn from this project?

The main thing is to learn from building the model. Also, prioritize the historical location to help investors to make decision and visitors to find those historical sites. The purpose of the model was to conduct a case study of a community historic site restoration project

in order to develop a framework for investors and visitors at large to prioritize historic sites. Prioritizing historical sites allows the stakeholders to begin the restoration process even before finalizing the facility’s future use. The proposed framework offers communities a methodology for approaching restoration of historical sites by ,incorporating stakeholder concerns, conducting technical analyses, and identifying potential future use.

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