Resources

Links to UNESCO's Historic Urban Landscape approach and the global pilot program.

Links and Resources

City of Ballarat HUL Website

In September 2013 Ballarat became the first city to become part of an international pilot program to implement UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL). Ballarat is implementing the Historic Urban Landscape approach through a strategic cooperation agreement with the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP). ...

Edinburgh World Heritage

Edinburgh World Heritage is a charity funded through donations, the City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Scotland, with the role of conserving, enhancing and promoting the city’s World Heritage Site. Edinburgh World Heritage are involved in the application of the historic urban landscape approach.

Edmonton, Canada

On January 27, 2015 Edmonton City Council voted to sign an Agreement of Strategic Cooperation with the Old Strathcona Foundation (OSF), the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific (WHITRAP) in Shanghai, concerning the implementations of UNESCO’s recommendations on Historic Urban Landscape.  ...

Global HUL Facebook community

The 'Historic Urban Landscapes' Facebook page is a global network to exchange knowledge on the promotion, application and development of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape.

GO-HUL: Global Observatory on the Historic Urban Landscape

The Global Observatory on the Historic Urban Landscape (GO-HUL) is an initiative launched by experts who have been working with UNESCO for many years on the theme of the historic urban landscape. It is a global initiative that aims to unite and foster cooperation between communities across the world to share resources, activities and knowledge in the management of resources in urban settings. ...

HUL Application Visionary Conference - Cuenca, Ecuador

Within the context of the HUL application in Cuenca (Ecuador), a Visionary Conference took place lead by the Municipality of Cuenca, the National Institute of Cultural Heritage, the University of Cuenca and WHITRAP (Shanghai).

League of Historical Cities

The 15th World Conference of Historical Cities will be held in Bad Ischl, Austria from 7 to 9 June 2016. The main theme of the Conference is "Smart, innovative, creative historical cities of the future" and will feature the historic urban landscape approach. Ballarat is on the Board of the League.

New life for historic cities: The historic urban landscape approach explained

This published brochure "New life for historic cities: The historic urban landscape approach explained" introduces the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, which was adopted on 10 November 2011 by the 36th session of UNESCO's General Conference, and how to apply the Historic Urban Landscape approach in the local context.

Participating HUL Cities

In China and the Asia Pacific Region.

PDF The HUL Guidebook: A practical guide to UNESCO's Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

This guidebook is a practical guide to UNESCO's Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) and the result of a cooperation agreement between WHITRAP, City of Ballarat in conjunction with Tongji University and Federation University Australia. The Guidebook has been designed to assist stakeholders who wish to effectively deal with change in a way that harmonizes urban conservation with...


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UNESCO's Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape

On 10 November 2011 UNESCO’s General Conference adopted the new Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape by acclamation, the first such instrument on the historic environment issued by UNESCO in 35 years. The Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape will not replace existing doctrines or conservation approaches; rather, it is an additional tool to integrate policies and practi...


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WHITRAP HUL Website

Since 2013 WHITRAP (Shanghai) and Tongji University’s Advanced Research Institute for Architecture and Urban-Rural Planning, in cooperation with UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, are facilitating the implementation of the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape by promoting and undertaking research and training, as well as developing pilot projects in the region.  ...


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Willowbank - Centre for Cultural Landscape BLOG

On 15 July 2013 a Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Research on Cultural Landscape Theory and its Application to Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) was signed between Willowbank's Center for Cultural Landscape and WHITRAP. (Source WHITRAP)


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World Bank Group of Cities India

Since September 2011 and under the umbrella of a Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO and the World Bank, signed in July 2011, the concept and approach of the Historic Urban Landscape has been incorporated in an Inclusive Heritage-based City Development Programme (IHCDP) implemented in India (Source: WHITRAP). ...


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