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Decision : 36 COM 7B.97
Brasilia (Brazil) (C 445)

The World Heritage Committee,

1.   Having examined Document WHC-12/36.COM/7B.Add,

2.   Recalling Decision 35 COM 7B.121, adopted at its 35th session (UNESCO, 2011),

3.   Takes note of the results of the 2012 reactive monitoring mission to the property, endorses its recommendations and requests the State Party to implement them, with priority actions on the following processes:

a)  Ensure that the original characteristics, spirit and scale of the original project designed by Lucio Costa, which warranted inscription on the World Heritage List, are contemplated in the Plano de Preservacao do Conjunto Urbanistico de Brasilia (PPCUB),

b)  Establish an operational and efficient management system to coordinate the decision-making process and enhance cooperation regarding the conservation and management of the property through the definition of a legal framework, the creation of a central management structure for the World Heritage property, the clarification of roles and responsibilities of the involved administrative authorities and the allocation of necessary resources for its adequate operation at the local, regional and national levels,

c)  Put in place mechanisms to ensure that heritage impact assessments are carried out prior to granting approvals, and submit to the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies detailed information and technical specifications as they become available, on proposals for land use and new urban interventions, that may alter or threaten the Outstanding Universal Value of the property,

d)  Submit the proposals for infrastructure development at the Stadio and its surroundings, in accordance to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, for evaluation by the World Heritage Centre and Advisory Bodies, prior to any intervention,

e)  Enforce regulations to prohibit the construction of new buildings in open spaces defined by the Plano Piloto, and to maintain the characteristics of each urban scale,

f)   Develop a comprehensive strategy for public transportation and submit, in accordance to Paragraph 172 of the Operational Guidelines, technical specifications for major developments foreseen;

4.   Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 February 2013, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session in 2013. 

Themes: Conservation
States Parties: Brazil
Properties: Brasilia
Year: 2012
Decision Code: 36 COM 7B.97