Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco promotes Life Beyond Tourism

Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco promotes Life Beyond Tourism for intercultural dialogue with a tourism based on values not only on consumer services

The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation is a non-profit Florentine institution endorsing an array of cultural events in order to encourage mutual exchanges of knowledge among young students, academicians and professionals from different countries with an extensive network of universities, libraries, museums, embassies, consulates, as well as public and private cultural institutions and organizations worldwide.

Within this decennial activity, the Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation has recently focused on the research and promotion of Life Beyond Tourism® a project designed to promote acquaintance with cultural diversity and with traditional knowledge, to impart real added value to travel destinations, and to foster respect among peoples while allowing for their ongoing cultural and economic growth.
Life Beyond Tourism® is identified in its Manifesto, and the international community www.lifebeyondtourism.com is the tool for the project’s diffusion and development.

IFLA Newsletter n° 83, July 2009

IFLA Newsletter n° 83, July 2009 is now available!

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Community Collaboration
Collaboration for a landscape architect comes in many forms. As we can see from the articles in this issue of IFLA News, we collaborate on a spectrum from eliciting community feelings and beliefs by way of a process involving no formal consultation or structured meetings, through more proactive meetings, charettes, and steering committees to achieve shared and negotiated outcomes, to community mobilisation at a district or national level.

Articles featuring different levels of community ownership have been contributed from the Americas (Cecilia B. Herzog on a collaborative team in Rio de Janeiro and Beata Dreksler rescuing a central Guatemala City park), and from Europe (Thomas Knoll on transnational collaboration). Others come from Asia and the Pacific: Iran (Mohammad Motallebi on national action on tree planting), Japan (Mayumi Hayashi on community input into urban reconstruction after earthquake devastation), New Zealand (Dennis Scott) and Australia. The issue is introduced by Greg Grabasch who describes two examples of engagement with local communities in the far northwest of Western Australia. Whereas interventions in the past in this region have tended to occur regardless of community wishes, a new approach has allowed local ownership of landscape developments and a better result for visitors alike.
Source: IFLA website

International Preservation News n° 48 online

The International Preservation News 48 is now online on IFLA website.

This issue is dedicated to Paper.

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The International Preservation News, a newsletter of the IFLA Core Activity on Preservation and Conservation, is distributed online and in paper version free of charge.
Any person interested in the paper version may write to
christiane.baryla@bnf.fr or

Charter of historic towns updated

A working meeting of the International Scientific Committee for Historic Towns (CIVVIH-ICOMOS) was held in Athens, 8-9 May 2009, to update the Charter of Historic Towns. 22 Years after its adoption, new evidence has arisen which necessitates the the reformulation of the guidelines for the specialists engaged in the protection of Historic Towns.

Following the Committee's discussion, it was unanimously decided to maintain the Charter of Historic Towns in its initial form, "as it constitutes a «historic text» as well as to draft a guidelines text completing and taking into consideration all the precedent relative theoretic texts and which will be addressed not only to professionals, but also to the regional bodies, the decision-making centers of the political and state bodies."

A forthcoming revision of the guidelines text will include definitions, aspects of change, principles, as well as proposed policies and strategies. "Moreover, it will include elements which either have not been mentioned in previous texts, or have not been adequately analyzed (for example, tangible and intangible values, environmental assessment, sustainable development, the meaning of urban landscape, the understanding of the historic town within the ensemble of the town and its territory, the need for buffer zones that contribute to the protection, the need for drawing up management plans etc)."

The complete report can be downloaded in PDF
format from http://www.international.icomos.org/isc/CIVVIH/ISC_CIVVIH_Report_Meeting_Athens_200905_EN.pdf

For more information, contact CIVVIH:

The View
Triq Cens I-Gharus
Ghajnsielem GSM 2021

Tel: +356 2155 7595
Tel: +356 2295 4328
Fax: +356 7934 5678
Email: ray.bondin@gov.mt
Email: heritageinmalta@gmail.com


Case studies on Climate Change and World Heritage

Originally published in 2007 in English, this publication has now been reprinted for the third time in English and translated into French and Spanish. It presents twenty-six case studies from selected natural and cultural World Heritage sites in order to illustrate the impacts of climate change that have already been observed, and those that can be expected in the future. This is a foundation publication for the study of the effects of climate change that can be useful to experts as well as the general public. The original publication was funded by the United Nations Foundation and the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport, while the third English edition and the translation and printing of the French and Spanish versions were made possible by a financial contribution from the Flemish and Spanish Funds-in-Trust.

Case Studies on Climate change and World Heritage(English)
Estudios de caso - Cambio climático y Patrimonio Mundial (Español)
Études de cas - Changement climatique et patrimoine mondial (Français)

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Patrimoine de l'industrie: ressources, pratiques, cultures, n° 21

Le numéro 21/2009 de la revue scientifique du TICCIH, Patrimoine de l'industrie: ressources, pratiques, cultures vient d'être publié.

Pour les souscriptions / achat de la revue, contactez Mr. Louis Bergeron (lbergeron@wanadoo.fr)

Colloque "Lieux de mémoire, musée(s) d'histoire(s)": Actes en ligne

Dans le cadre du cycle des Rencontres européennes du patrimoine, l’Institut national du patrimoine et le musée des Monuments français de la Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, ont organisé le colloque « Lieux de mémoire, musée(s) d’histoire(s) » les 18 et 19 juin 2009 à Paris. Ce colloque a connu un grand succès et a attiré un public nombreux.

Vous pouvez retrouver l’intégralité des débats ainsi qu’une revue de presse consacrée au colloque sur le site Internet de l’INP

L’enregistrement est également accessible sur le site de France Culture

Emilie Maume
Chargée de la Communication et de la Diffusion

Institut national du patrimoine
Galerie Colbert
2, rue Vivienne
75002 Paris

Téléphone : 33 (0)1 44 41 16 11
Courriel : emilie.maume@inp.fr