Small historic towns and the HULrecommendation - Conservation and valorisation in network
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Date:25 – 27 June 2017

Venue: Wenyuan Building 3rd floor, Tongji University, 1239 Siping Rd., Shanghai 200092, China



-         World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia-Pacific Region under theauspices of Unesco (WHITRAP)

-         CNR (ConsiglioNazionale delle Ricerche) - ICVBC (Istituto per la Conservazione e Valorizzazione dei Beni Culturali)



-         Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute

-         Lazio Innova

-         Università di Roma Tre

-         The City of Cave (Rome)

-         The City of Capranica Prenestina (Rome)

-         Pre. Gio. Sistema Museale Territoriale

-         Discoverplaces.travel


The aim of this workshop is to promote and enhance cooperation between China and Italy regarding small historic townsconservation and valorisation practices with particular reference to networking.

Best practices related to high quality international branding (such as UNESCO WHS) or national ones (“Most beautiful towns of Italy” or “Chinese Traditional Villages” or “Chinese Famous Historical and Cultural Villages) are broadly utilised. We would like to take this approach a step forward by creating a high quality, selective association of hill towns and water towns, bridging the two cultures on thematic grounds and involving artistsresidences, artisanship, training, slow living.

The idea is that successful networking is based on:

-         the appropriate identification of local identity and specificities, local heritage and urban history;

-         sound relationships with other realities, through meaningful story telling and functional complementarities;

-         global and yet selective marketing.

In this sensethe workshop will allow to exchange views on the subject and relative practices, with the aim to go beyond previous agreements in order to establish a network of small towns-smart telling-slow tourism, where the best expertise from Lazio Region DTBC - Technological District of Cultural Heritage could collaborate with China’s experts and local authorities creating Networks of Chinese-Italian small towns.



-         Zhou Jian,Director of WHITRAP Shanghai

-         Heleni PORFYRIOU, Professor of CNR-ICVBC

-         Luigi CAMPITELLI, Head of the Internationalization Unit, Networks and Studies of Lazio Innova, Agency of the Lazio Region

-         Angelo LUPI,Mayor of the city of Cave (Rome)

-         Rosaria OLEVANO, Museum Association ‘Pre.Gio’

-         Claudia BETTIOL, discoverplaces.travel

-         LI Rugang,General Manager of Chengdu Jiuzhou-Wutong Tourism co., LTD

-         LING Gangqiang, Director of the Lili Committee for the Historical Town Conservation

-         ZHANG Shuheng,Researcher at the Institute of Cultural and Archaeological Heritage of Zhejiang Province

-         Michele ZAMPILLI, Professor in Restoration, Università di Roma Tre

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