1- What have you been working on in recent months?
In Aarhus, we have focused on the writing of historical area descriptions of the three appointed areas from our part of the WaVE project, among others. The purpose is, first, to connect these descriptions to the newly initiated revision of the building register of Aarhus, the so-called SAVE register. The secondary purpose is to continue working for the achievement that this revision paves the way for the inclusion of the water-related areas in the Cultural Environment Report which is our targeted policy change. Finally, we are working on a communication campaign to tell the history of the bridges of Aarhus River on outdoor signs and in local media.
2- Have there already been any results that you would like to share?
I am happy to share that the City of Aarhus has supported the digital IT system that makes it possible for the City Archives to make historical area descriptions and other digital resources directly available on the city planning departments’ digital workspace. The system also makes it possible to automatically push these descriptions to all citizens that receive digital mail from the City authorities.
3- What unforeseen difficulties have you encountered?
We are still awaiting the final decisions to be taken before we have a clear roadmap for the revision for the Municipal Plan of which the Cultural Heritage Report is a part.
4- Are you satisfied with the progress you have made so far?
Yes, we are happy to see that we are now able to communicate the history and cultural environment characteristics of the WaVE areas in general and all buildings belonging to them to all residents of the areas directly by the national digital mail system. We are also happy that we in a short while will run our communication campaign about the bridges of the River Aarhus.
5- What challenges do you expect in the coming months?
We are eager to learn the exact roadmap for the revision of the Municipal Plan