FALL 2011
Key Resources


Council of Europe
European Charter of the Architectural Heritage (1975), Amsterdam.

HELM (Historic Environment–Local Management), a program of English Heritage.
Regeneration and the Historic Environment: Heritage as a Catalyst for Better Social and Economic Regeneration (2005), London: English Heritage.

Charters and other doctrinal text, including: Historic Cities Charter on the Conservation of Historic Towns and Urban Areas, Washington DC (1987); The Australia ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Cultural Significance (the Burra Charter), Canberra (1999); and Xi'an Declaration on the Conservation of the Setting of Heritage Structures, Sites, and Areas, Xi'an, China (2005).

Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC)
Conference proceedings of the OWHC World Congresses in Cusco (2005), Kazan (2007), and Quito (2009) are available from the Getty Conservation Institute website

UNESCO World Heritage Centre, World Heritage Cities Program
Recommendation Concerning the Safeguarding and Contemporary Role of Historic Areas, Nairobi, Kenya (1976).

Vienna Memorandum on World Heritage and Contemporary Architecture: Managing the Historic Urban Landscape, Paris (2005).

World Heritage Series Number 27, Managing Historic Cities (2010).


L'arte di curare la città by Pier Luigi Cervellati (2000), Bologna: Il Mulino.

Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities by Dennis Rodwell (2007), Oxford: Blackwell.

The Disappearing "Asian" City: Protecting Asia’s Urban Heritage in a Globalizing World, edited by William Stewart Logan (2002), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Élaboration des zones de protection du patrimoine architectural, urbain et paysager (ZPPAUP): Guide pratique (2008), Paris: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Direction de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Sous-direction des monuments historiques et des espaces prot&3233;gés.

GTZ Toolkit for Urban Conservation and Development by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (German Agency for Technical Cooperation), Eschborn, Germany:GTZ.

Il nuovo manuale dell'urbanistica, edited by Leonardo Benevolo (2006), Rome: Mancosu Editore.

El paisaje histórico urbano en las ciudades históricas patrimonio mundial: Indicadores para su conservación y gestión by the Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico (2009), Seville: Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Cultura, Editorial Comares.

PH cuadernos 22 (2008), issue on theme "Espacio público, ciudad y conjuntos históricos." Journal published by the Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Histórico, Seville: Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Cultura, Editorial Comares.

Preserving the World’s Great Cities: The Destruction and Renewal of the Historic Metropolis by Anthony M. Tung (2001), New York: Clarkson Potter Publishers.

RehabiMed Method: Traditional Mediterranean Architecture, part 1, Rehabilitation, Town and Territory by RehabiMed (2007).

Safeguarding Historic Urban Ensembles in a Time of Change: A Management Guide by H. Stovel (1991), Quebec: International Symposium on World Heritage Towns.

Les secteurs sauvegardés (2000), Paris: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Direction de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Ministère de l'équipement, du transport et du logement.

Small Town Sustainability by Paul Knox and Heike Mayer (2009), Basel: Birkhäuser.

Streetwise Asia: A Practical Guide for the Conservation and Revitalization of Heritage Cities and Towns in Asia by Elizabeth Vines (2005), Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok.

L'urbanisme face aux villes anciennes by Gustavo Giovannoni (1998), Paris: Editions du Seuil.

"Valuing Cultural Heritage Benefits to Urban and Regional Development," in 44th European Congress of the European Regional Science Association: Regions and Fiscal Federalism by Patrizia Riganti and Peter Nijkamp (2004), Porto, Portugal: University of Porto.

For more information on issues related to historic cities, search AATA Online.