In collaboration with their partners, the City of Lyon (France) and the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) are planning a World Heritage cities and historical cities meeting on May 22, 23 and 24, 2013, to celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of the inscription of the «Historic site of Lyon» on the World Heritage List and the development of a management plan for this site.
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The world changes and cities change along with it…
What is the role of heritage as a lever of development in urban strategies? What can be learned from the practices of cities which place human values at the centre of urban development? Which type of on-going approach to exchange, capitalization and cooperation should be initiated?
The Cities and Heritage Meeting aims to contribute to the debate onoperating methods which promote an interaction between values and heritage, urban projects and the expectations of local residents.
The goal is to identify concrete initiatives, such as an exchange and cooperation program about new players and new practices.
Who is the Lyon Meeting for?
The meeting is primarily addressed to mayors and elected officials, as well as practitioners and players in World Heritage cities, especially historic cities, and aims to include an European regional focus.
The experience and expertise of cities, as well as their questions, will be highlighted as a series of concrete practices designed to meet national or international strategies and the opinions of experts in the fields of culture, heritage and urban planning.
This meeting builds on the project entitled: “Historical Cities in Development: Keys for Understanding and Acting” (a compilation of case studies on the conservation and management of historical cities). This project aimed at documenting the cities expertise in urban development by highlighting urban projects focusing on cultural heritage (see the final report at: www.ovpm.org).
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