International Symposium & Training Course on the Historic Urban Landscape. Shanghai, 7–10 December 2014. DEADLINE: 25 September

International Symposium & Training Course on the Historic Urban Landscape

Shanghai, 7–10 December 2014

Deadline: 25 September 2014

Announcement and Programme


The Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) is an updated heritage management approach based on the recognition and identification of a layering and interconnection of valuesnatural and cultural, tangible and intangible,international as well as local – present in any city. It is also based on the need to integrate the different disciplines for the analysis and planning of the urban conservation process, in order not to separate it from the planning and development of the contemporary city. The Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, an international policy instrument adopted by UNESCO’s General Conference on 10 November 2011.

The International Symposium will be preceded by a concise Training Course open to international professionals. The course programme aims to update professionals on the what, why & how of HUL with the latest developments in the field. It will last 2½ days, which will include 2 days of in total 8 training lectures (of 2½ hours each, divided between a lecture and a group discussion) and a half day site visit to one of the HUL project sites in China, i.e. the Hongkou district in downtown Shanghai. Participants in the training course will automatically register for the international Symposium, which is offered by WHITRAP as a package, in order to benefit directly from the training by enabling to follow the international projects and debates.


Training Course on HUL
International Symposium on HUL
December 7-9, 2014
December 9-10, 2014
USD 550
(includes automatic registration for the International Symposium on HUL)
USD 210
(includes simultaneous translation)
Application Please fill in the Application Form International Training Course on HUL 2014 and send it to Please fill in the Registration Form International Symposium on HUL 2014 and send it
(no needed for participants of the training that will participate in the Symposium)
Working Language
English -Chinese. Includes simultaneous translation


Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R. China


A certificate of attendance given by WHITRAP will be awarded to participants who satisfactory complete the training course and international symposium.


The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, Shanghai Centre (WHITRAP, Shanghai)


• Tongji University’s Advanced Research Institute for Architecture and Urban-Rural Planning


All correspondence concerning the Training Course or the International Symposium should be addressed in English to: