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Title Sites State Parties Description Category Date updated
Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape The Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) is an additional tool to integrate policies and practices of conservation of the built environment into the wider goals of urban development in ... Cities 2023-12-13
UNESCO Urban Heritage Atlas: Cultural mapping of historic cities and settlements| Ancient ksour of Ouadane, ... Ancient Ksour of Ouadane, Chinguetti, Tichitt and Oualata Mauritania Founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans crossing the Sahara, these trading and religious centres became focal points of Islamic culture. They have managed to preserve an urban fabric that ... 2024-03-21
Adapting the approach of the HUL Recommendation for Indonesian universities Indonesia The 2021 publication Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Quick Scan Method. Handbook for Indonesian University Lecturers aims to adapt the HUL Approach to the Indonesian context and promote interdisciplinary learning in ... Knowledge & Skills 2022-06-27
Atlas World Heritage: sharing knowledge and skills amongst European World Heritage cities Bordeaux, Port of the Moon
Historic Centre of Florence
Historic Centre of Oporto, Luiz I Bridge and Monastery of Serra do Pilar
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
Santiago de Compostela (Old Town)
France · Italy · Portugal · Spain · United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The initiative Atlas World Heritage brings together the cities of Florence, Santiago de Compostela, Edinburgh, Oporto, Bordeaux to share their experiences and strategies to safeguard the sites’ OUV. The project has ... Knowledge & Skills 2023-02-16
Avebury Residents’ Pack: bringing together diverse stakeholders in Avebury (United Kingdom) Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The Avebury Residents' Pack, developed between 2006 and 2008 by the local world heritage management office, aimed to reconnect the local communities with the archaeological sites in the village, bringing together ... Inclusion & Participation 2022-06-27
Balancing development and conservation in Grand-Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire) Historic Town of 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 in the city. From the creation of a local World Heritage management ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-05-18
Cash for work: promoting local employment through heritage conservation in historic cities (Yemen) Historic Town of Zabid
Old City of Sana'a
Old Walled City of Shibam
Yemen In the context of long-standing conflict, a cash-for-work scheme provides young people with employment opportunities while contributing to the conservation of urban heritage in four historic cities. Gender Equality
Peace & Security
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16
Challenges and opportunities of historic urban centres: case study of the Medina of Tunis (Tunisia) Medina of Tunis Tunisia To protect this historic site at the centre of a bustling metropolis and promote its sustainable development, several actions are addressing the preservation and promotion of its cultural heritage.   Environment & Resilience 2022-06-27
Community-led urban planning in Durham (United Kingdom) Durham Castle and Cathedral United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland The City of Durham Neighbourhood Plan was developed between 2014 and 2021 following a comprehensive community-centred approach, which included a Neighbourhood Forum, extensive consultations and a public referendum. ... Environment & Resilience
Inclusion & Participation
2022-06-27
Connecting young people with their cultural heritage in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments Russian Federation The community event encourages young people to deepen their knowledge about cultural heritage and propose ideas for its conservation through workshops, cultural visits, educational activities and an ideas ... Inclusion & Participation 2023-02-16
Conservation and revitalisation programme of Ancient City of Ping Yao (China) Ancient City of Ping Yao China Through innovative management and financing models and a combination of conservation actions aimed at both tangible and intangible heritage, the programme aims to make a contribution to the long-term sustainability ... Environment & Resilience
Inclusion & Participation
2023-02-16
Conservation as a driver for development: the case of Vigan (Philippines) Historic City 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 conservation and management plan for the site. By implementing this ... Prosperity & Livelihood 2023-02-16
Consulting with community to understand heritage values during the COVID-19 pandemic in Melbourne (Australia) Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens Australia In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Heritage site “Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens” began a process to review its World Heritage Management Plan. The review process began with a community ... Inclusion & Participation 2023-02-16
Creating a digital archive of historic documents and photographs of World Heritage sites in Iraq Ashur (Qal'at Sherqat)
Babylon
Erbil Citadel
Hatra
Samarra Archaeological City
The Ahwar of Southern Iraq: Refuge of Biodiversity and the Relict Landscape of the Mesopotamian Cities
Iraq In order to preserve historical documents related to World Heritage sites, the Iraqi State Board of Heritage and Antiquities has proposed to digitise historical documents from different archives and archive in a ... Knowledge & Skills 2023-02-16
Creating a shared framework in the serial World Heritage property of Mantua and Sabbioneta (Italy) Mantua and Sabbioneta Italy In order to improve the coordination between the two component cities of this serial property, the Municipalities of Mantua and Sabbioneta have created a central management office. This office is in charge of ... Environment & Resilience 2023-02-16
Developing a new methodology for urban regeneration: the ROCK project in Bologna (Italy) The Porticoes of Bologna Italy A pilot project to enhance public spaces using participatory processes helped to identify key lessons which can be later applied to other areas and cities. Knowledge & Skills 2023-02-16
Developing a participatory approach to World Heritage management in Mtskheta (Georgia) Historical Monuments of Mtskheta Georgia National and local stakeholders are brought together in the Georgian World Heritage Protection Council. The Council reviews all proposals within the World Heritage properties and buffer zones and ensures adequate ... Inclusion & Participation 2022-06-27
Developing sustainable rural tourism in San Gimignano (Italy) Historic Centre of 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 local livelihoods while respecting the town’s cultural heritage, ... Prosperity & Livelihood 2023-02-16
From port city to World Heritage site: case study of George Town (Malaysia) Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca Malaysia The multi-cultural historic city of George Town developed a strategy to build on its rich and diverse cultural heritage as a resource for local development and livelihoods after its free trade port status was ... Inclusion & Participation 2024-03-18
Guide to good practices in landscape-residential areas 1950-75, Basque country (Spain) Spain The “Guide to Good Practices in Landscape-Residential areas 1950-75” aims to help public administrations and technical teams in improving the quality of life in residential areas as built between 1950-75. It ... Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2023-08-16
Guidebook for urban and architectural regulation of Cidade Velha (Cabo Verde) Cidade Velha, Historic Centre of Ribeira Grande Cabo Verde The Guidebook aims to make the urban legislation of the city of Cidade Velha more accessible and understandable to the public. This document constitutes an exemplary tool for awareness raising of local communities ... Environment & Resilience 2022-06-27
Heritage Education Programme in Puebla (Mexico) Historic Centre of Puebla Mexico The local government of Puebla has developed a comprehensive Heritage Education Programme to raise awareness about the city’s cultural heritage and aid its conservation. The programme includes educational events, ... Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2022-06-27
Heritage-based city branding in Trogir (Croatia) Historic City of Trogir Croatia A new city branding strategy based on cultural values and community participation aims to enhance Trogir’s attractiveness as a destination for cultural tourism. Prosperity & Livelihood 2023-12-28
Heritage-based urban planning for Sustainable Development in Gwalior and Orchha (India) India A new initiative aims to implement the approach of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in the Indian cities of Gwalior and Orchha. The project is born out of a collaboration between the ... Environment & Resilience
Knowledge & Skills
2022-06-27
Improving the connection between heritage and young people in archaeological sites in Djémila (Algeria) Djémila Algeria An ongoing programme in a remote Algerian town aims to connect the local community with the archaeological site through workshops and activities for young residents. Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2023-02-16
Improving the environmental, cultural and social sustainability of the Historic Centre of Urbino (Italy) Historic Centre of Urbino Italy Through a series of strategic actions, Urbino has sought to improve its environmental sustainability and promote climate change mitigation and adaptation. An update of the management plan is currently under way in ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16
Improving water availability and sustainability by reviving traditional water systems in Bengaluru (India) India The Million wells for Bengaluru campaign is an initiative to build one million shallow wells using traditional well-digging techniques. The initiative for the revival of traditional water systems integrates ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Knowledge & Skills
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16
Integrating cultural and natural heritage values in urban development processes in Lyon (France) Historic Site of Lyon France The 2019 urban plan aims to protect cultural and natural heritage values and their attributes through specific planning tools, such as green and blue infrastructure planning and the development of heritage ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
2023-07-12
Literary tourism in the university town of Coimbra (Portugal) University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia Portugal A project to create a digital map of places associated with literature aims to promote sustainable cultural tourism, relieving tourism pressures in the historic areas and encouraging visitors to explore other parts ... Prosperity & Livelihood 2023-02-16
Local management system of the Historic Town of Guanajuato (Mexico) Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines Mexico The system includes a new local coordination office dedicated to the conservation and sustainable development of the historic centre. Environment & Resilience 2023-02-16
Monitoring the implementation of the World Heritage Management and Action Plan in the Historic Centre of Florence ... Historic Centre of Florence Italy An innovative initiative employs the Sustainable Development Goals as monitoring tools to track the contribution of heritage-related initiatives towards sustainable development.  Environment & Resilience
Knowledge & Skills
2023-02-16
Pedestrianisation of historic streets and public spaces in Graz (Austria) City of Graz – Historic Centre and Schloss Eggenberg 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 its historic streets and public spaces through high-quality design ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
2023-02-16
Polo del '900: an inclusive, multi-functional cultural centre in downtown Turin (Italy) Residences of the Royal House of Savoy 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 ecology of creative cultural systems and puts community at the core of ... Environment & Resilience
Gender Equality
Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2023-02-16
Preserving traditional farming through cooperative systems in Røros (Norway) Røros Mining Town and the Circumference Norway A farming cooperative system conserves the agricultural landscape around the historic town of Røros and promotes sustainable tourism. Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16
Preventing climate-related impacts in the Chan Chan Archaeological Zone (Peru) Chan Chan Archaeological Zone Peru After Chan Chan was placed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, a disaster risk reduction plan was developed and integrated with heritage management mechanisms. The plan provided valuable strategies for ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
2023-07-07
Promoting climate change adaptation and mitigation in Lamu Old Town (Kenya) Lamu Old Town Kenya Lamu Old Town faces multiple threats from climate change, energy needs and rapid social and economic transformation. The Lamu Old town management plan and the Lamu Municipality Waste Management Policy focused on ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2024-04-17
Promoting field-based heritage education in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) Port, Fortresses and Group of Monuments, Cartagena Colombia In early 2020, the University of Pennsylvania carried out a field research seminar in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. The educational exercise was used as an opportunity to study the city’s cultural heritage in more ... Knowledge & Skills 2022-06-27
Promoting local development through heritage conservation and enhancement and tourism in the Island of Saint-Louis ... Island of Saint-Louis Senegal 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 of World Heritage in Danger, a number of local, national and ... Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16
Promoting traditional environmental knowledge in the M’Zab Valley (Algeria) M'Zab Valley Algeria The traditional settlements of the M’Zab valley were adapted to their environment and climate. Floodable areas were occupied only by temporary structures and not by dwellings. Water infrastructure was a core ... Climate Change
Knowledge & Skills
2023-02-16
Reintroduction of hydropower in the mills district of the Town of Bamberg (Germany) Town of Bamberg Germany The installation of a new water turbine at the site of the former water mills in the Town of Bamberg follows traditional water practices while respecting the Outstanding Universal Value of the property. The new ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-07-12
Setting up a World Heritage management framework in Kyiv (Ukraine) Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Ukraine A new, unified buffer zone and a management plan aim to preserve the Outstanding Universal Value of the World Heritage site “Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” and ... Environment & Resilience 2023-02-16
Strengthening residents’ connection with their gardening heritage in Bamberg (Germany) Town of 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 helped to strengthen the local community’s connection with its gardening ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
Prosperity & Livelihood
2023-02-16
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of the historic city of L’Aquila (Italy) Italy The long-term plan aims to promote sustainable urban transportation, reduce emissions and pollution, and enhance liveability in the historic city by enhancing cycling networks and infrastructure, improving existing ... Climate Change
Environment & Resilience
2023-02-16
Testing the role of digital technologies in recording values of human settlements in Asia and the Pacific Australia · China · India A research project tests tools such as photogrammetry, laser scanning and community mapping, to record the interaction between tangible and intangible layers of traditional settlements in China and India.   Inclusion & Participation
Knowledge & Skills
2023-07-12
Update of the Management Plan of the Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro (Mexico) Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro Mexico The revised Management Plan includes several strategic actions, such as urban rehabilitation and renovation programmes, regularisation of informal settlement and enhancement of public spaces. Environment & Resilience 2023-02-16
Report on the Historic Urban Landscape Workshops and Field Activities on the Swahili coast in East Africa 2011-2012 Island of Mozambique
Lamu Old Town
Stone Town of Zanzibar
Kenya · Mozambique · United Republic of Tanzania On 10 November 2011 UNESCO’s General Conference adopted theRecommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, six years after the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention adopted Resolution ... Other materials
Publications
2022-03-03
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