Strategies for the conservation and revitalisation of buildings and districts have preoccupied the international community for decades. This book summarises the five major legislative approaches, the treaties and international declarations (including The Habitat Agenda 1996), outlining how to deal with these properties, e.g. in light of 'sustainable development'. Positive and negative examples from some twenty jurisdictions are cited, but they are seldom 'place specific'. Indeed, most of the problems and their solutions could occur in almost any country on earth.