Walled Cities, open Societies: Managing Historic Walls in Urban World Heritage properties

When, local time: 
Monday, 5 March 2018 - 9:00am to Tuesday, 6 March 2018 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Croatia, Šibenik
Type of Event: 
Working group/Expert Meeting

Building on the cooperative atmosphere of the Siena event, the Ministry of Culture of Croatia offered to host a second workshop in order to reinforce networking among relevant cities and further advance their capacities on the management of this specific cultural heritage. The workshop will take place in Šibenik, hosted by the Šibenik-Knin County, and organized by the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture of Croatia and the Croatian Commission for UNESCO.

This second workshop will especially focus on the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (2011), with the objectives to: Improve participants' knowledge about the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) approach; Present experiences on HUL implementation and the tools that UNESCO and its partners have created to support it; Discuss the application of the HUL approach to the management of urban areas within and around historic walls and fortifications, and train participants on HUL implementation through simulations and group work; Raise awareness on importance to adequately manage historical walls within broader urban context; Providing input for Member States’ reporting on HUL implementation, due in 2019.