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The International Course on Heritage Impact Assessment held in Dujiangyan City, China
From:WHITRAP Shanghai   PublishDate:2014-10-13  Hits:1405
The 2nd Session of the International Course on Heritage Impact Assessment was held in Confucian Temple of Dujiangyan City, Sichuan Province, China on October 13, 2014. Mr. CHEN Jie, Director of Dujiangyan Planning and Management Bureau; Mr. SHENG Zhaopeng, Deputy Director of Dujiangyan Planning and Management Bureau; Mr. Ron Van OERS, Deputy Director of WHITRAP Shanghai; Mr. Gamini WIJESURIYA, Project Manager of ICCROM; Mr. XIAO Da, Director of Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute(Dujiangyan Branch) attended the opening ceremony and addressed welcome speech. 13 trainees from 10 countries participated in the course: New Zealand, Pakistan, China, Zambia, Cambodia, Philippines, Japan, Lithuania, Singapore and Mexico. 6 experts from world heritage advisory bodies, world heritage category 2 institutes and of heritage impact assessments and 4 local government officials were invited to give lessons.

The course is organized by WHITRAP Shanghai and ICCROM, co-organized by Dujiangyan Planning and Management Bureau and Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute (Dujiangyan Branch) and is supported by the African World Heritage Fund, Tongji University and Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute. In the two weeks, the course aims to equip participants with application methods of heritage impact assessment by holding lectures, field tours, case presentations and case studies. During the course, participants drafted Reports on Heritage Impact Assessment on the basis of study of Former Dujianyan Ancient County Government at Dujiangyan Ancient Guanxian Town, Former Dujiangyan People’s Hospital, Ancient Xijie Historic Street and Waterfront Plaza. The fruitful results of the course will make contributions to the overall development of Dujiangyan City.

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