UNESCO-World Bank Cocktail Launch 'Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery’
UNESCO and the World Bank are launching the joint Position Paper on ‘Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery’ at UNESCO Headquarters, on 16 November 2018 at 5.30 p.m.
The UNESCO-World Bank partnership, renewed in 2017 with culture as a driver, focuses on urban regeneration and historic urban landscapes, the cultural and creative industries, and resilience and disaster risk management.
In addition to the operational results on the ground of this joint venture, the Position Paper on ‘Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery’, aims at supporting development practitioners, national and local authorities, and international organizations in integrating culture in all phases of post-conflict, post-disaster and post-crisis city reconstruction and recovery processes.
Drawing from an in-depth analysis of existing frameworks and lessons learnt from case studies worldwide – from Medellin to Timbuktu – the Paper presents the Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE) Framework, a culture-based approach to city recovery that accounts for the needs, values and priorities of communities.