World Heritage Series n°10
Monitoring World Heritage
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, UNESCO with the support of the Government of Italy organized, from 14 to 16 November 2002, an International Congress to reflect on some of the main issues, achievements and challenges of the World Heritage mission.
Over 600 experts from around the world gathered at the Giorgio Cini Foundation on the island of San Giorgio in Venice, Italy, to discuss the evolution of the World Heritage Convention and consider its role for the future. In addition, some 400 experts gathered immediately prior to the Congress at nine associated workshops in different Italian cities to reflect on the major themes of the Congress. The nine workshops were:
- The Legal Tools for World Heritage Conservation, Siena
- Cultural Landscapes: the Challenges of Conservation, Ferrara
- Towards Innovative Partnerships for World Heritage, Venice
- Partnerships for World Heritage Cities, Urbino-Pesaro
- Monitoring World Heritage, Vicenza
- Partnerships to Conserve Nature and Biodiversity, Trieste
- World Heritage University Training, Feltre
- World Heritage Site Management, Padua
- Mobilizing Youth for World Heritage, Treviso
This publication aims to reflect the discussions and debates around the specific themes as they were discussed over the two days of the workshop. The summary reports of all workshops are available in the Venice Congress proceedings publication.
Table of Contents
Preface Francesco Bandarin
Advisory Bodies and World Heritage Committee
Monitoring World Heritage: A View from the World Heritage Committee’s DelegateBenedicte Selfslagh, Rapporteur, World Heritage Committee, Belgium
An Advisory Body View of the Development of Monitoring for World Cultural HeritageHerb Stovel, Heritage Settlements Unit Director, ICCROM
Monitoring the State of Conservation of World Heritage Properties: Operational Aspects (ICOMOS - Advisory Body)Regina Durighello, Director World Heritage programme, ICOMOS
The WCPA Management Effectiveness Evaluation Framework – a basis for Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Programs to Assess Management of Protected AreasMarc Hockings, Senior Lecturer, School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, University of Queensland, Australia
World Heritage Monitoring and Periodic Reporting Experiences
Monitoring and Reporting in the Context of the World Heritage Convention and its Application in Latin America and the CaribbeanHerman van Hooff, UNESCO office, Montevideo, Uruguay
Improving Monitoring for World Heritage ConservationGiovanni Boccardi, Programme Specialist, World Heritage Centre
Lessons learned from the Periodic Reporting Process in AfricaElizabeth Wangari, Senior Programme Specialist, World Heritage Centre
Monitoring Frameworks/Design of Monitoring Systems
The Importance of Clear Objectives for Monitoring World Heritage Area SitesBruce Mapstone, CRC Reef Research Centre, James Cook University, Australia
Monitoring Processes of Change in Historic Centres: A Case Study of Fes, MoroccoMona Serageldin, Adjunct Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard University, U.S.A
Assessing Management Effectiveness of Natural World Heritage SitesSue Stolton, Equilibrium Consultants, U.K.
Monitoring World Heritage SitesChristopher Pound, Consultant Architect, ICOMOS, U.K.
Practical Experiences in Monitoring
Cultural Context, Monitoring and Management Effectiveness (Role of Monitoring and its Application at National Levels)Gamini Wijesuriya, Principal Regional Scientist of the Department of Conservation of the Government of New Zealand
Monitoring and Reporting in Natural World Heritage Areas A World Heritage Manager’s PerspectiveJon Day, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Australia
Monitoring of Andean Cultural Heritage SitesMireya Muñoz, ICOMOS, Bolivia
Management Effectiveness Monitoring and Reporting in Sangay National Park (Ecuador)Jorge Rivas, Coordinator, Sangay Project, Fundación Natura, Ecuador
Monitoring Technologies and Tools
Computerised Heritage Information Systems and Monitoring the Complexity of ChangePaulius Kulikauskas, Head, International Projects, Research and Development, Byfornyelse, Denmark
Use of Satellite Imagery and Geographical Information Systems to Monitor World Heritage SitesMario Hernandez, World Heritage Centre
Monitoring Heritage Properties. Monitoring Heritage Values in the EnvironmentFleming Aalund, ICOMOS, Denmark
Monitoring the Conservation of Historical Heritage through a Participatory ProcessSueli Schiffer, Professor, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil
Summary of Final Discussion - Vicenza Monitoring WorkshopMarc Hockings, Senior Lecturer, School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, University of Queensland, Australia
Annex 1: Workshop Programme
Annex 2: List of Participants
Annex 3: Summary of Workshop Discussions
Annex 4: Monitoring World Heritage - Conclusions of the International WorkshopGiovanni Boccardi and Herb Stovel
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