Friday, September 22, 2006

The Management of World Heritage Cities: Challenges and Opportunities

World heritage listed towns face the realities of modern life. These exert pressures, on old urban cores; overpopulation, decaying infrastructure, tourism excesses, real estate speculation and transportation are only a few of the obstacles to developing effective preservation policies for historic quarters. In order to avoid being suffocated by their ancient walls while yet repelling the subversive forces of modernity, these old towns need to be run by town administrators with effective management tools.

To facilitate the release and the exchange of information among its member cities, the Organization of World Heritage Cities put at their disposal the URBO technical portal, which deals with the management of world heritage cities. Check it out!

Calendar of Events related to Conservation, Preservation, and Restoration of Cultural Heritage Sites
Useful Websites related to World Heritage
World Heritage List 2006

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