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2022 UNESCO Member States Survey on the implementation of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

Wednesday, 29 June 2022
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UNESCO Member States are invited to complete the survey to report on their implementation of the 2011 Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation) based on an assessment of the situation for the period 2019-2022.  In 2022, the survey contains two sections: Section A, concerning the implementation of the HUL Recommendation at national level, and Section B, concerning the city-level implementation of the HUL Recommendation in specific historic cities and urban areas.
UPDATE: The deadline for submissions is now closed. 

About the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

The 2011 HUL Recommendation was adopted by the UNESCO General Conference at its 36th session on 10 November 2011 (36 C/ Resolution 41) and recommends to Member States to integrate policies and practices of conservation of the built environment into the wider goals of urban development, in respect of the inherited values and traditions of different cultural contexts. This innovative standard-setting instrument calls for the conservation of urban heritage to be embraced for its contribution to culturally vibrant, economically prosperous, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable cities and settlements. The 2011 HUL Recommendation advocates a landscape approach to historic urban areas that: (i) integrates heritage conservation with urban development plans and processes; (ii) regards the built heritage, natural environment, local communities and their practices to be integrally related; and (iii) views urban heritage as a resource and a vector for sustainable urban development.

Completing the survey

  • Section A of the survey concerns the implementation of the HUL Recommendation at the national level. It should be submitted once per country.
  • Section B concerns the implementation of the HUL Recommendation at the urban level. It should be submitted once per city.

Relevant Ministries and National Focal Points for the HUL Recommendation in each country will be invited by UNESCO to lead the work in each of the Member States. Cities interested in participating in the survey should contact their National Commission. Before submitting the survey, please read carefully the glossary and instructions, which contains detailed instructions on how to submit. If you have any queries, please contact Heritage4Cities@unesco.org.

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