WHITRAP Shanghai launches its World Heritage Dialogues series for the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention on 11 June 2022

9 June 2022

From 11 June to 16 November 2022, WHITRAP Shanghai (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO) will organize a series of 6 monthly online thematic World Heritage Dialogues (including a WHITRAP Herit-AP Chat in July), co-organized by the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) Tongji University (Shanghai, China) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, which was adopted on 16th November 1972 by the General Conference of UNESCO.

The first Dialogue scheduled on 11 June from 15:00-17:30 Beijing time will focus on World Heritage and Quality of Life.

English live Stream: https://wx.vzan.com/live/tvchat-441138698?v=1654496057128
Chinese live stream: https://wx.vzan.com/live/tvchat-441138698?v=1654496057128

The online Dialogues will be in English with simultaneous interpretation in Chinese. Video recordings of the Dialogue and a brief synthesis will be published online on the WHIRTAP website.

The WHITRAP Shanghai World Heritage Dialogues are knowledge sharing thematic roundtable discussions aiming to showcase and discuss the conservation and management of World Heritage sites, the strength and relevance of the Convention and the ways to achieve a better linkage between conservation and development. Each Dialogue will address a specific theme and invite members of the World Heritage Community from the Asia Pacific Region as well as other Regions of the World to compare approaches and lessons learned. They will contribute to imagining the Next 50: World Heritage as a source of resilience, humanity and innovation.

As a UNESCO Category II Institute, is to sharing challenging and successful examples of managing World Heritage, is at the heart of WHITRAP mandate to facilitate cultural exchanges and communications, and providing local experiences of implementing and developing the World Heritage Convention

These Dialogues are part of CAUP Tongji University and WHITRAPs activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention as well as the 40th anniversary of Chinas Famous Historical and Cultural City List and the 70th Anniversary of CAUP Tongji University, and the Tongji Planning Centennial. The commemoration activities also include an online international conference World Heritage and Urban-Rural Sustainable Development: Resilience and Innovation (15-16 November 2022) and an offline and online public exhibition World Heritage Cities: Past, Present and Future (16 to 30 November 2022). The outcomes of the World Heritage Dialogues will be presented at the international conference. All the Dialogues will be included in CAUPs academic lectures program and WHITRAPs training activities, which will be accessible to the public.


1. Saturday 11 June
Theme: World Heritage and Quality of Life
Time: 15:00-17:30 Beijing time
Programme: https://whc.unesco.org/uploads/events/documents/event-1651-1.pdf

2. Wednesday 27 July
Theme: Rural Heritage
Time: 14.00-16:00 Beijing time

3. Wednesday 17 August
Theme: Digital Tools for Heritage
Time: 14.00-16:00 Beijing time

4. Wednesday 14 September
Theme: Climate Change and Resilience
Time: 14.00-16:00 Beijing time

5. Wednesday 12 October
Theme: Large scale World Heritage properties
Time: 14.00-16:00 Beijing time

6. Wednesday 2 November
Time: 14.00-16:00 Beijing time

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