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.