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Call for Papers - Workshop on "UNESCO World Heritage: Economic and policy issues " (Turin, January 2012) - Deadline 1 November 2011

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The aim of this Second International Workshop on "UNESCO World Heritage: Economic and policy issues " to be held in Reggia di Venaria (Turin, Italy) from 24-25 January 2012 is to analyze the main economic issues related to the international role and future challenges of UNESCO World Heritage. Despite the great success in promoting cultures and ecosystems at the global level, UNESCO nowadays is in a new phase of re-optimizing its consolidated strategies. World heritage sites are increasingly recognized as hotspots for promoting local sustainable development and thereby favoring world cultural and natural diversity.

This arguably means that simple conservation and preservation strategies should be complemented through new mechanisms where cultural capital and natural resources expressed by World Heritage properties can be used as an asset for economic and social development.

In a dynamic world, UNESCO is also facing the challenge of sustaining the evolution of historic cities and the culture of new towns established under the future trends of urbanization pressure. Finally, as the number of World Heritage sites is growing each year, the List is facing new challenges regarding the governance of the World Heritage system and the ability to raise funds for the preservation and promotion of such international public good.  

Deadline: 1 November 2011

The abstract of the proposed paper should be about 2000 words.

Click here if you want to submit your abstract. Some travel and accommodation funds are available. Acceptance will be notified by the 10th of November 2011.

Read the call for papers

Website : Silvia Santagata Research Center

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