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2012 Call for Paper: Workshop on UNESCO World Heritage Economic and Policy Issues
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Second International Workshop on UNESCO World Heritage Economic and Policy Issues
Turin, Italy, January 24-25, 2012

The international workshop aims to analyze the main economic issues related to the international role and future challenges of UNESCO World Heritage.

Despite the great success in promoting cultures and ecosystems at the global level, UNESCO nowadays is in a new phase of re-optimizing its consolidated strategies. World heritage sites are increasingly recognized as hotspots for promoting local sustainable development and thereby favoring world cultural and natural diversity. This arguably means that simple conservation and preservation strategies should be complemented through new mechanisms where cultural capital and natural resources expressed by World Heritage properties can be used as an asset for economic and social development.

In a dynamic world, UNESCO is also facing the challenge of sustaining the evolution of historic cities and the culture of new towns established under the future trends of urbanization pressure. Finally, as the number of World Heritage sites is growing each year, the List is facing new challenges regarding the governance of the World Heritage system and the ability to raise funds for the preservation and promotion of such international public good.

To explore in more details these topics, the workshop will be divided into the following sections:
 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
 MODERN AND CREATIVE CITIES EMBRACING THEIR CULTURAL HERITAGE
 UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY
 POLICIES FOR SUCCESS: UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE AND GOVERNANCE

Theoretical contributions as well as case studies are welcom. The workshop is open to scholars, doctoral students and young researchers, from economics, sociology, law and other related fields. A selection of the contributions could be published in a special issue of a journal or in book.

The abstract of the proposed paper should be about 2000 words.
The deadline for extended abstract submission November 1, 2011
Some travel and accommodation funds are available. Acceptance will be notified by November 10, 2011

Please submit the abstract and application form to centrostudi@css-ebla.it

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