The problem raised by the steadily increasing number of failures in ancient town walls has recently attracted much interest. This typology of cultural heritage has always played a critical role in shaping local identities and still holds great potential as a cultural resource but poses substantial challenges in management terms. In fact, multi-disciplinary methodologies for their study and analysis are missing. The MO.M.U. project aims to safeguard ancient town walls in Tuscany (Italy) by introducing an integrated framework for their knowledge, diagnostic, assessment, monitoring and management. The proposed approach employs innovative non-invasive technologies and introduces a multi-hazard risk prioritisation methodology to address preventive conservation and programme interventions.
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