Special Series: 10 years on – Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape: Opportunities, Challenges and the Way Forward

Description :

The National Institute of Urban Affairs, and the UNESCO Cluster Office for Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka are jointly organising a special edition of webinars, in collaboration with the Metropolis, and the Centre for Heritage Conservation-CEPT Research and Development Foundation, Ahmedabad, to mark the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscape (HUL), adopted on 10 November 2011 by the UNESCO General Conference. The UNESCO Recommendation addresses the need to better integrate and frame urban heritage conservation strategies within the larger goals of overall sustainable development, in order to support public and private actions aimed at preserving and enhancing the quality of the human environment. These webinars will showcase some of the international best practices of adoption of HUL approaches and other examples of urban heritage management, along with discussion sessions on the opportunities and challenges cities face while implementing the HUL approach or conserving their urban heritage.

The webinar series is designed to have four (4) independent sessions with distinct themes:

The event will also be streamed live on NIUA’s Facebook page and the UNESCO New Delhi Facebook Page. A recording of the sessions will also be available on NIUA’s YouTube channel. For queries or interest, please contact: Mayura Gadkari (, Inclusive Cities Centre-NIUA or Neha Dewan (, UNESCO Cluster Office New Delhi