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World Heritage and Sustainable Development

Heritage was long absent from the mainstream sustainable development debate despite its crucial importance to societies and the wide ...

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Balancing development and conservation in Grand-Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire)

The inscription of the Historic Town of Grand-Bassam on the World Heritage List has provided new opportunities to promote sustainable development ...

Cultural entrepreneurship in Cidade Velha, Ribeira Grande (Cabo Verde)

A wide-ranging programme aims to build capacity amongst local residents to understand the potentials offered by cultural heritage, by supporting ...

Developing sustainable rural tourism in San Gimignano (Italy)

In reaction to the sharp increase in incoming visitors over the last decades, San Gimignano has developed several initiatives to support jobs and ...

Improving the environmental, cultural and social sustainability of the Historic Centre of ...

Through a series of strategic actions, Urbino has sought to improve its environmental sustainability and promote climate change mitigation and ...

Improving water availability and sustainability by reviving traditional water systems in ...

The Million wells for Bengaluru campaign is an initiative to build one million shallow wells using traditional well-digging techniques. The ...

Pedestrianisation of historic streets and public spaces in Graz (Austria)

As part of a wider effort to create a pedestrian-only zone in the historic centre, the city of Graz carried an ambitious programme to re-design ...

Promoting local development through heritage conservation and enhancement and tourism in the ...

After the World Heritage Committee warned in 2016 that the poor state of conservation of the property could lead to its inscription on the List ...

Strengthening residents’ connection with their gardening heritage in Bamberg (Germany)

In the city of Bamberg, traditional gardening practices are part of the city’s strategy to promote urban sustainability. The COVID-19 pandemic ...

Strengthening World Heritage properties’ resilience to face climate change

Strengthening World Heritage properties’ resilience to face climate change Updating and promoting the World Heritage and climate change ...

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the historic city of L’Aquila (Italy)

The long-term plan aims to promote sustainable urban transportation, reduce emissions and pollution, and enhance liveability in the historic city ...

Taking nature into account in the World Heritage Management plan of Strasbourg (France)

An update of the World Heritage management plan and urban planning tools seeks to integrate cultural and natural heritage values and their ...

Transmitting the cultural heritage of the region of Missions through an itinerant exhibition ...

The initiative aims to educate and share the history, culture and heritage of the Brazilian territory of Missions. The exhibition is part of an ...