WHITRAP and City of Ballarat, in conjunction with Tongji University and Federation University Australia, have launched 'THE HUL GUIDEBOOK' at the League of Historical Cities 15th World Conference, in Bad Ischl, Austria.

This new guidebook is a practical guide to UNESCO's Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) and the result of a cooperation agreement between the project partners, signed in December 2015.

It delivers a practical understanding of the HUL approach, along with information regarding its purpose and application. It is structured as a manual, that:

  1. Equips readers with an introductory set of practical and theoretical information, including eight case studies of cities implementing the HUL Approach around the world (Ballarat AUSTRALIA, Shanghai and Suzhou CHINA, Cuenca ECUADOR, Rawalpindi PAKISTAN, Zanzibar TANZANIA, Naples ITALY, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS);
  2. Brings together a list of experts and resources to assist with implementing the HUL Approach.

The Guidebook has been designed to assist stakeholders who wish to effectively deal with change in a way that harmonizes urban conservation with urban development and regeneration. In this sense, it is aimed at, but not limited to:

  • local authorities
  • government officials
  • practitioners operating in the field of urban conservation or urban development
  • researchers
  • consultants
  • University and training partners

The Guidebook is now available - download here today (4mb pdf). The Guidebook is also available from WHITRAP's Historic Urban Landscape website