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World Heritage Dialogues for the 50th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention

Session 2: Rural Heritage

Wednesday 27 July 2022

Time: 14.00-16:00 Beijing time (6:00-8:00 UTC)


乡村遗产-英文直播

Live-streaming link:
https://wx.vzan.com/live/tvchat-1180015037?v=637934771485097280


From June to November 2022, WHITRAP Shanghai will organize a series of 6 monthly online World Heritage Dialogues including a WHITRAP Herit-AP Chat, in July, hosted by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) Tongji University (Shanghai, China) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted on 16th November 1972 by the General Conference of UNESCO.

From June to November 2022, WHITRAP Shanghai will organize a series of 6 monthly online World Heritage Dialogues, co-organized with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) Tongji University (Shanghai, China) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted on 16th November 1972 by the General Conference of UNESCO. The second dialogue will be held between 14.00-16:00 Beijing time (6:00-8:00 UTC) on July 27, 2022.

The theme of the second dialogue is Rural Heritage, which is primarily based on the annual meeting of HeritAP on Conserving the Hearts of Asia: Rural Heritage in 2021, organized by WHITRAP Shanghai.

As the outcome of the HeritAP meeting showed, there was no specific reference to rural heritage as a category in the World Heritage Convention, but its flexible framework and the knowledge developed over the last 50 years have placed some emphasis on rural heritage. Themes like cultural landscapes, and several villages already on the list have captured the spirit of rural heritage within the domain of the convention. However, rural being still over 50% of the world’s land use, focus on diversifying the concept of heritage, rural heritage may require more attention in the next 50 years. Particularly considering its contribution to resilience and environmental protection.

However, conserving rural heritage while seeking sustainable economies is the key challenge that has been put forward, especially after the pandemic. Therefore, in this dialog main focus will be the innovative technology and revitalization of tourism. With three cases: Ancient Villages in Southern Anhui – Xidi and Hongcun in China, Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama in Japan, and Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras in Philippines, the discussion aims to seek the way to improve the rural economy, which in turn will ensure sustainable rural heritage and the rural livelihood.

The detailed agenda and list of participants are provided as below. We look forward to your participation and will appreciate your efforts to distribute this announcement through your network to a wider audience.

 

 

Agenda

 

 

14:00-14:10 Introduction
SHAO Yong, Gamini WIJESURIYA, LI Hong

14:10-14:20 Industrial revitalization in Rural Area from the Perspective of GIAHS: Ideas and Practice
MIN Qingwen, Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy Science

14:20-14:30 Tourism Driving Sustainable Development in Rural Heritage through Capacity Building of International Organizations
ZHANG Chaozhi, Professor, School of Tourism Management of Sun Yat-sen University

14:30-14:40 Industrial Planning and Implementation of Rural Heritage by Nurturing Planning Projects
CHEN Baolu, Director, the 5th Institute of Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute CO. Ltd.

14:40-16:00 Round Table Discussion
Moderator: Gamini WIJESURIYA
TU Hao, Clyde B. Pumihic, Yoshihiko IIDA, MIN Qingwen, SHAO Yong, ZHANG Chaozhi, CHEN Baolu, and YUAN Fang


Participants



邵甬
SHAO Yong
Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

Gamini WIJESURIYA
Gamini WIJESURIYA
Special Advisor, WHITRAP Shanghai

李泓
LI Hong
Programme Specialist, WHITRAP Shanghai

闵庆文
MIN Qingwen
Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences

张朝枝
ZHANG Chaozhi
Professor, School of Tourism Management of Sun Yat-sen University

陈保禄
CHEN Baolu
Director, the 5th Institute of Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute CO. Ltd.

涂昊
TU Hao
Deputy Mayor, the People's Government of Xidi Town, Yi County, P. R. China; Director of the Management Committee of Xidi Scenic Area

Yoshihiko IIDA
Yoshihiko IIDA
Associate Professor, Heritage Studies Degree Programme and Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation, University of Tsukuba (Japan)

Clyde Buccahi
Clyde Buccahi. Pumihic
Program Development Coordinator, Ifugao Rice Terraces as Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (IRTGIAHS) Center




YUAN Fang
YUAN Fang
Senior Partner, Beijing Pinnacle Zhiye Tourism Cultural and Creative Co., Ltd.


*For more information, you may refer to http://www.whitr-ap.org/themes/69/userfiles/download/2022/7/21/obfuimhxyvnyg7e.pdf to download the booklet.


Contributed by LI Hong and WU Yimeng(Intern)
Typeset by WU Yimeng(Intern) and FANG Chenkun(Intern)
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