Recommendation Concerning the Safeguarding and Contemporary Role of Historic Areas (1976)


The Recommendation extends the principles laid down by earlier General Conferences. The Recommendation recognizes the importance of the setting—buildings, spatial elements, and surroundings make up historic areas. The document notes that the destruction of historic areas can lead to economic loss and social disturbance. It calls for historic areas to be protected from the damage that can result from insensitive changes that damage authenticity.