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8th World Symposium, Cusco, Peru
 
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Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru. Cusco was the host city of the OWHC 8th World Symposium—Heritage of Humanity, Heritage with Humanity. Photo: F. LeBlanc.

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Opening speeches of the scientific symposium in Cusco. 1,150 delegates participated to the symposium, 650 of which were Peruvian students. The Symposium's sub-themes focused on citizen participation, intangible heritage and cultural tourism. Photo: F. LeBlanc.

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Jeanne Marie Teutonico, GCI Associate Director, facilitated the concluding session of the Scientific Symposium. Françoise Descamps was the Project Manager responsible for coordinating the GCI's participation. Jean Louis Luxen (Belgium), Dinu Bumbaru (Canada) and Alfredo Conti (Argentina) were the three rapporteurs. Photo: F. LeBlanc.

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During the workshop for new mayors, one of the key ideas to foster discussion was to break the group of 21 participants into smaller clusters. Here, Mario Castillo (Cusco architect, foreground left) and Jeff Cody (GCI, background left) note down the groups' summary points. Photo: F. LeBlanc.

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An analysis of issues related to street vendors near Cusco's main central market served as a catalyst for fruitful discussion during the workshop for new mayors. These issues included the vendors' removal and relocation, the plaza's re-design, and the project's implications for Cusco's other historic sites. Photo: F. LeBlanc.

9th World Symposium, Kazan, Tatarstan
 
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February 2006 planning meeting at the GCI for the 2007 World Symposium. Left to right: Jeanne Marie Teutonico, Claudia Cancino, Françoise Descamps, Jeff Cody, Rassikh Sagitov (City of Kazan), Denis Ricard (OWHC), François LeBlanc. Photo: Nick Swarts.

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A view of the Kremlin in Kazan, Tatarstan.

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GCI staff guided by historians and architects from the city of Kazan and the Tatarstan Federation during a June 2006 planning meeting. Photo: Claudia Cancino

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Students from the school of architecture and engineering at the State University of Kazan presenting their work during a working session. Photo: Kathleen Louw

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Student presenting plans for the revitalization and preservation project for the island of Sviazhsk. Photo: Jeff Cody

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An example of the type of building reuse to be discussed during the mayor's workshop. Photo: Jeff Cody

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Poster authors presenting and discussing their work with participants during the poster presentation session. Photo: Beverly Weisblatt

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Panel of mayors. In a plenary session, mayors or their representative from the cities of Lyon, Aranjuez, Budapest, Kazan, Hué, and Cuenca debated the prevailing question "Is tourism enough?" The discussion was lead by Eugenio Yunis from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Photo: Beverly Weisblatt

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Architect Olga Aksientieva presenting adaptive reuse projects to participants in the mayors' workshop. Photo: Jeff Cody

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The World Heritage List-inscribed Kremlin in Kazan, featuring a variety of cultural and symbolic buildings, is an important example of the city's historic heritage. Photo: Jeff Cody

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A view of Rakhamatullina Street, one the main thoroughfares in Kazan. Photo: Jeff Cody

10th World Congress, Quito
 
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The neighborhood of La Ronda, located at the edge of the historic core. The municipality of Quito has used public funds to revitalize the area and assist residence. Photo: Françoise Descamps.

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The historic center of Quito as seen from El Panecillo. At the center of the image are the towers of the Spanish conquistadoresbuilt San Francisco Church, home of one of the oldest convents in the historic city. Photo: Françoise Descamps

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The neighborhood at the periphery of the historic core near the Hospice San Lazaro is being considered for the next stage in the revitalization process. Photo: Françoise Desçamps

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A view of the Plaza de la Independencia, Quito's main square. Around the square are some of the most symbolic buildings within the historic center: the Government Palace, the cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace, and City Hall. At the center of the plaza is a column erected to commemorate Ecuador's independence movement, the first such movement in Latin America. Photo: Jeff Cody

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The historic colonial city, now embedded within the large metropolitan area of Quito, is still an active administrative area and important commercial center. Photo: Françoise Descamps

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Santo Domingo tower as it appears at the southern entrance to the historic core. Photo: © Françoise Descamps

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Parishioners and visitors gathering in front of the eighteenth-century Church of La Compania. In the background is the former headquarters of the Banco Central built in the nineteenth century. Photo: Françoise Descamps

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Cloister of the convent La Merced. Photo: © Françoise Descamps

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A detail of a wall paintings fragment from San Francisco Church. Convents and churches were decorated by indigenous artists under training and direction from Roman Catholic monks. The style of these artists has come to be known as the Quitenan School. Photo: Françoise Descamps

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The guilded-wood ceiling of San Francisco Church. Photo: Jeff Cody

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Representatives from the Municipality of Quito, the Organization of World Heritage Cities and the GCI at a planning meeting in Quito in May 2008. Left to right are Françoise Descamps (GCI), Denis Ricard (OWHC), Rosa Alarcon (Fonsal consultant), René Pinto (Municipality of Quito), Carlos Pallares (Fonsal), Jeff Cody (GCI), Juan Carlos Malfa (Fonsal), and Lee Minaidis (OWHC). Photo: Courtesy, Fonsal

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The theme of the tenth congress is "Revitalization of Historical Cities: How to Engage All the Actors?" Regeneration of the historic center through identification and integration of the site's tangible and intangible values, as expressed by both the city's inhabitants and Ecuadorians in general, is the driving force behind the actions undertaken by the municipality. Photo: © Françoise Descamps