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Ket Themes

HISTORIC URBAN LANDSCAPES
A NEW CONCEPT?
A NEW CATEGORY OF WORLD HERITAGE SITES?

The papers or posters must refer to one of the following thematic areas:


1. PHYSICAL INTEGRITY OF HISTORIC URBAN LANDSCAPES

• Design for physical integrity of historic urban landscapes and design-related physical elements: colours, chromatic rules, structure, shape, volumes, morphology, fabric, materials, scales, proportions, rhythms, aspects, cohesion, etc. Uniform techniques and materials in contemporary architecture: impact on historic urban landscapes. Environmentally friendly materials, sustainable materials used in contemporary architecture in a historic urban landscape context.

• Legislation, legal framework and normative action for conservation of physical integrity of historic urban landscapes (national, regional and international); Implementation and sanctions.

• Documentation of physical integrity of historic urban landscapes for integration of contemporary architecture.

• New building technologies and contemporary architecture in a historic urban landscape context.

• Higher education policies for conservation of physical integrity of historic urban landscapes

• The role of international / intergovernmental and non governmental organisations in conservation and development of physical integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• Awareness-raising of the media and the public at large; Role of elected Representatives; participation of local communities or populations or other stakeholders in conserving the physical integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• Intangible aspects / impacts on physical integrity of historic urban landscapes.

2. FUNCTIONAL INTEGRITY OF HISTORIC URBAN LANDSCAPES

• Legislation, legal framework and normative action for conservation of functional integrity of historic urban landscapes (national, regional and international); Implementation and sanctions.

• Policies and strategies for functional integrity of historic urban landscapes with regard to contemporary architecture.

• Impact of tourism on the functional integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• Documentation of historic urban landscapes for functional integrity of contemporary architecture.

• Higher education policies for conservation and development of functional integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• The role of international / intergovernmental and non governmental organisations in conservation and development of functional integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• Awareness-raising of the media and the public at large; Role of elected Representatives; participation of local communities or populations in conserving the functional integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• Intangible values and identity: changes in lifestyles and subsequent changes in functional integrity of historic urban landscapes.


3. VISUAL INTEGRITY OF HISTORIC URBAN LANDSCAPES

• Legislation, legal framework and normative action for conservation of visual integrity of historic urban landscapes (national, regional and international); Implementation and sanctions.

• Policies and strategies for visual integrity of historic urban landscapes with regard contemporary architecture : height, volumes, skyline, roofs, facades, proportions, dimensions, etc.

• Documentation of historic urban landscapes for visual integrity of contemporary architecture.

• Higher education policies for conservation and development of visual integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• The role of international / intergovernmental and non governmental organisations in conservation and development of visual integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• Awareness-raising of the media and the public at large; Role of elected Representatives; participation of local communities or populations in conserving the visual integrity of historic urban landscapes.

• Visual integrity and its relationship with collective memory and cultural identity.

• Visual integrity and intangible cultural heritage values.

• Visual integrity and the sense of place (genius loci)