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9 February 2024
The UNESCO Urban Heritage Atlas is new tool and platform prepared by the Culture Sector to support Member States for the conservation and management of historic cities and settlements. This tool was developed in the framework of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) adopted by the UNESCO General Conference in 2011 to support urban heritage ...
28-29 September 2023
The World Heritage Cities Programme team is delighted to invite you to join the UNESCO Chairs Workshop: Protecting Historic Cities and Landscapes - Compatible Design for New Interventions. This workshop gathers today and tomorrow international UNESCO Chairs and experts around the table to discuss the management and protection of urban heritage, which will contribute substantially to the ...
12-14 September 2022
On 12, 13 and 14 September 2022, the World Heritage City Lab in Cordoba wrapped up the celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation). The event was organised by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, World Monuments Fund Spain, and the Municipality of Cordoba, with the collaboration of American Express, the Mosque-Cathedral ...
30 June 2022
In the context of the HUL Call for Action and building on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the World Heritage Cities Programme organised a meeting with UNESCO Chairs and Category 2 Centres (C2C) Representatives on the topic "Implementing the HUL Recommendation: a common approach" on 30 June 2022 at 12.00 - 14.00 (CEST).  The event brought together 38 participants from ...
16-17 December 2021
A World Heritage City Lab, organised by the World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands, was held from 16 to 17 December 2021. The International World Heritage City Lab ‘Historic Cities, Climate Change, Water, and Energy’ was organised in the framework of the 10th Anniversary of the HUL Recommendation, and builds on the 2030 ...
13-14 December 2021
A World Heritage City Lab was held from 13 to 14 December 2021, organised by the World Heritage Centre in collaboration with the Committee for the state preservation of historical and cultural monuments of the City of Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. This online innovation laboratory, supporting the appropriate management of World Heritage cities, was planned in the context of the 30th ...
30 November 2021
The World Heritage City Lab “World Heritage Sites: Sustainable Development Practices for Urban Heritage” was held on 30 November 2021, dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the inscription of the World Heritage property “Kyiv: Saint-Sophia Cathedral and Related Monastic Buildings, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra” on the UNESCO World Heritage List and in the framework of the UNESCO HUL Call for ...
28 October 2021 - 2 November 2021
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC) developed the World Heritage City Dialogues (Dialogues) in 2019 within the context of the World Heritage Cities Programme, one of the six thematic programmes approved and monitored by the World Heritage Committee. The Dialogues function as an online Forum, which brings together: the site managers of the UNESCO World Heritage cities in each world region, ...
23-24 June 2021
The 10th Anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) serves as a catalyst for greater adoptions of the HUL approach. Serving as a platform to share lessons learned from COVID-19 and to resume discussions on the future of urban management, topics such as public space, renovations, tourism, infrastructure and livelihoods will be ...
17-18 May 2021
Cities and urban settlements are growing exponentially everywhere. According to the studies on population distribution by the United Nations, the number of people living in urban areas is expected to reach 68% of the world’s population by 2050. In particular, the Mediterranean region is among the most densely populated areas around a sea in the world, with a population that has doubled over ...
24 March 2021
The conference "Integrating Urban Heritage in Urban Planning Processes" took place on 24 March 2021 in the context of the 10th anniversary of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation). The event was organised by the City of Prague in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, to share and discuss the proposal of its Metropolitan Plan. During the ...
30 October 2020
The 2020 World Cities Day on 31 October, with the global theme ‘Valuing our communities and cities’, will underline the key role of local communities, at the heart of building sustainable and resilient cities, and further advocate for the importance of people-centered approaches for urban development. In the context of the celebration of the International World Cities Day, UNESCO in the ...
28 October 2020
On 28 October 2020, the international port city organization AIVP (Association Internationale Villes Ports) organized a webinar last October where representatives of UNESCO and the port authorities of Dubrovnik and Dublin were asked to reflect on this issue. Port culture and identity are part of the AIVP agenda for port cities in 2030, which proposes to promote and capitalise on “the specific ...
17-26 June 2020
From 17 to 26 June 2020, UNESCO successfully organised its first World Heritage City Lab, an online innovation laboratory for analysis, assessment, learning, and development of strategies for the protection and management of World Heritage properties in the urban context. Carried out in collaboration with the Advisory Bodies to the World Heritage Convention— the International Council on ...
17 June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the fragility of our cities sharply into focus. In light of the new challenges that the crisis has presented to cities worldwide, UNESCO introduces its World Heritage City Webinar on ‘Re-thinking Urban Heritage for Resilience and Recovery.’ During the Webinar, to be held online on 17 June 2020 from 1pm to 3:30pm Paris time (UTC+2), an international panel of ...
14-17 January 2020
The international experts meeting "Heritage in Urban Contexts: Impacts of Development Projects on World Heritage properties in Cities" took place between 14 and 17 January 2020 at Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. It was co-sponsored by Japan's Agency for Cultural Affairs and Kyushu University in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM. In recent sessions of the ...
12-13 September 2019
From Modern to Contemporary: Practices in Preserving Architectural Legacy of the 20th Century Modern Cities Forum “From Modern to Contemporary: Practices in Preserving Architectural Legacy of the 20th Century, Based on Tel Aviv Document for the Modern Cities” is going to be organized on the 12th and 13th of September 2019, Kaunas and Vilnius, Lithuania. The Kaunas Forum will continue the ...
5-6 March 2018
The workshop is aimed at advancing participants’ knowledge and understanding of the Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL), thereby promoting its implementation. In particular, attention will be paid to the specificities of applying HUL in World Heritage properties with significant presence of historic walls, fortifications and fortified urban areas. Co-organizers: World Heritage Centre and ...
20-24 January 2018
The World Heritage Centre and the Ministry of Culture of Algeria will organize from 20 to 24 January 2018 in Algiers an International Expert Meeting on the Conservation and Revitalisation of the Kasbah of Algiers, a World Heritage property, which was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1992. The meeting aims to address key issues related to the conservation and management of the site in ...
26 October 2016
This report explores the role of culture in sustainable urban development and aims to become a policy framework document to support national and local governments in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Urban Development as well as the New Urban Agenda, adopted at the Habitat III conference held in Quito, Ecuador from 17 to 20 October 2016.  The launch is taking place as a ...