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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 ...

Bolstering community identity through cultural programmes in Cusco (Peru)

A variety of projects aim to protect Cusco’s cultural heritage, promote social development through crafts and strengthen traditional knowledge ...

Cash for work: promoting local employment through heritage conservation in historic cities ...

In the context of long-standing conflict, a cash-for-work scheme provides young people with employment opportunities while contributing to the ...

Community-centred revitalisation of Souq al-Silah in Cairo (Egypt)

A long-standing project has been working to revitalise a commercial street in the historic district of Darb al-Ahmar and reconnect the local ...

Conservation as a driver for development: the case of Vigan (Philippines)

Along with the nomination process of the Historic City of Vigan as a World Heritage site in 1999, the local government developed an ambitious ...

Creative youth at Indonesian heritage sites

A programme by UNESCO Jakarta and Citi Foundation aims to promote youth entrepreneurship and raise awareness about cultural and natural heritage ...

Daily monitoring system of heritage sites in the Baekje Historic Areas (Republic of Korea)

The daily monitoring of the conservation status of the heritage sites is carried out by local residents, who were trained as daily heritage ...

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 ...

Literary tourism in the university town of Coimbra (Portugal)

A project to create a digital map of places associated with literature aims to promote sustainable cultural tourism, relieving tourism pressures ...

Polo del '900: an inclusive, multi-functional cultural centre in downtown Turin (Italy)

The model of the Polo del 900 proposes collaboration as a solution for institutional and cultural fragmentation which forms the core of a new ...

Preserving traditional farming through cooperative systems in Røros (Norway)

A farming cooperative system conserves the agricultural landscape around the historic town of Røros and promotes sustainable tourism.

Promoting local businesses in Mexican World Heritage Cities

An online platform connects and supports small- and medium-sized enterprises located in World Heritage Cities in Mexico, promoting national ...

Special plan for the protection and restoration of the historic city of Santiago de Compostela ...

In order to face challenges such as urban gentrification, the abandonment of the city centre and the impact of tourism, the City of Santiago de ...

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 ...