Organised by the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO and the Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia of Mexico (INAH). Attended by more than 50 persons, two dozen experts who were selected for their professional work and experience in the field of conservation of 19th and 20th century heritage, debated the issues of identification, protection and conservation of properties and sites of the planned and built heritage of Latin America in the last two centuries. Individual experts had prepared presentations on sites as La Plata, and Buenos Aires in Argentina, Park Aterro de Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso in Chile, Casa Estudio Luis Barragan, Mexico, and the Canal Area in Panama, among others, as case studies.