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OGLM 3005 - Integrating heritage into urban planning. A challenge between past and future

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

The course will explore the effective practices in urban management of properties marked by strong heritage identities, and therefore by the need to integrate culture into urban planning. Specific cases will be analyzed, with special focus on historic cities inscribed on the World Heritage List. The implications will be studied that are related to the applicable cultural international legal frameworks impacting on their development. Special focus will be given to the challenges linked to climate change, tourism, transportation and infrastructures development, as well as to other factors that may endanger the good conservation and management of the cities.


ROSI, Mauro (Chief, World Heritage Centre - UNESCO)

Pedagogical format

4 sessions of 3 hours

Course validation

Case studies (50%) and oral participation (50%), both by groups or individual.


Approx 60 minutes homework per week

Required reading

  • World heritage Convention. Available at
  • World heritage List. Available at
  • Managing Cultural World Heritage, UNESCO 2013. Available at:

Additional required reading

  • Web site of the World Heritage Cities organization:
  • Session 3: Descriptions of Cuba, Dominican Republic, Suriname and Haiti Heritage in the Word Heritage List
  • Session 4: Management Plans of Urban Heritage Properties in the Caribbean (links to be provided)