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Call for posters--OWHC World Congress

From: Vera De La Cruz <vdlcb<-at->
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Call for posters

"Heritage Cities, Sustainable Cities"

World Congress
Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC)
Oaxaca City
November 2013

The World Congress of OWHC (Organization of World Heritage Cities)
is a unique forum. Held every two years, this organization brings
together policy makers, academics, politicians and professionals
from UNESCO's list of World Heritage Cities. Since the first
Congress in 1991, this conference has allowed participants to
discuss issues of common interest, share experiences, and plan for
new strategies to face the challenges related to the conservation
and management of World Heritage Cities. The theme of the XII World
Congress of the OWHC, which will be held in Oaxaca City in November
2013, is "Heritage Cities, Sustainable Cities."

Poster Presentation: During the World Congress, there will be an
organized poster session to allow participants the opportunity to
share their experiences and/or projects. The posters will be
included in the documentation of the Congress's publication, and on
display throughout the Congress. The session will officially open in
the afternoon of November 19, 2013. A limited number will be
selected and integrated as part of the Congress. The contest is open
to anyone involved in the conservation and management of World
Heritage cities: officials, public administrators, professionals,
technicians, civil society organizations and scientists from various
fields related to the interdisciplinary field of cultural and
natural heritage.

The Scientific Committee of the XII World Congress of the
Organization of World Heritage Cities Calls for participation in the
Poster Session Guidelines

1.  Open to all work related to the topic: "Heritage Cities,
Sustainable Cities" and its themes: Culture, Environment, Urban and
Societal Scope.

    I.  Culture Cultural heritage in the context of sustainable

    Understanding the culture as the guiding force in the process of
    preservation of its citizens, producers and transmitters of
    cultural identity. Addressing the widespread foreign cultural
    patterns that underestimate authentic cultures.


        Cultural Heritage Conservation. Promotion of a sustainable
        culture of tourism

        Respect for socio-cultural authenticity

        Strengthen education and culture for a sustainable city

        Build cultural citizenship policies

        Interaction between culture and human development

        Conservation and construction of local identity

        Conservation and development of the urban and architectural

    II. Environment Environmental Conservation and Sustainability of
    Cultural Heritage.

    Take into consideration that environmental sustainability is an
    essential condition for development.


        Conservation, recycling and reuse of resources

        Alternative energy sources

        Land and biodiversity

        Urban Reforestation

        Implementation of environmental policies constructed with

        Recovery of traditions that are harmonious with the

        Implementation of new technologies and concepts associated
        with cultural environment

        Management of emergency situations

        Use of monitoring systems and impacting studies

    III. Urban Environment (city and territory)

    Regional planning is the most valuable tool for meeting the
    challenges of conservation and sustainability. It provides the
    framework for proper urban processes, valuing them based on
    their relationship with the land and other components including
    biophysical and cultural factors.

    Generate a solid financial base and guarantee the development
    from a local economy based on the region's potential. Identify
    new subjects to collaborate with asset recovery. Avoid imbalance
    between public and private sector and adequately promote the
    latter, adding it as an ally in the process.

        Elements: The Historic Center, its interactions with the
        city and its conurbation Quality in architecture and urban
        design. Traditionally structured neighborhoods and colonies.
        Intelligent Transportation. Urban metabolism. Diverse usage
        of land. Planned mobility and accessibility. A relationship
        between the public and private sectors. Ensuring economic
        autonomy. Implementation of fiscal instruments and special
        financial mechanisms. Efficient use of urban land.
        Integrated managements of the international cooperation.

    IV. Society The value of society in the preservation of Cultural

    Ensure the social presence, while carrying out essential
    elements of cultural diversity. The historic center has a right
    to access all cultural activities. All development that
    overcomes the human being, in his/her individual and social
    character, will fail. Increase the sense of belonging and
    correspondence through the process of joint management and full
    participation in order to face serious and ancient problems and
    to improve the quality of life for the residents.


        Intangible Heritage

        Quality of Life



        Employment generation

        Rights to full access to cultural activities

        Participation and civic responsibility

2.  Posters should be clear and easily interpreted and use design
components (images, graphics and text).

3.  Only posters in the following official languages of OWHC will be
accepted: English, French, Spanish.

4.  Those interested should send their proposal including the
following elements:

    a.  An outline or concept map (dummy)

    b.  An attached sheet with the following information:

        Chosen theme Name of poster that will be presented Name of
        institution (if applicable) Position and area (if
        applicable) Author's name Presenter's name (if applicable)
        Author's contact information (email address and cell phone
        number with area code)

    c.  An abstract or summary, following these guidelines:

        The maximum length is 200 words for each proposal. Font:
        Arial 12, Double Spaced.

        Abstracts / summaries should include the name of the poster,
        the author's name, and presenter's name (if applicable)

        The abstract should be written in one of the official
        languages for the Congress: English, French or Spanish.

5.  The format must be in a portrait orientation with the following
dimensions: 35 inches x 47 inches (0.90 m. wide and 1.20 m. high).

6. The materials used for the presentation are free. The author is
responsible for printing the poster.

7. Proposals for posters (dummy and abstract) should be emailed to
comitecientifico.ocpmoax<-at->gmail<.>com and addressed to the Scientific
Committee of the XII World Congress of the Organization of World
Heritage Cities.

8.  The deadline for receiving proposals (dummy and abstract) is
March 31, 2013.

9.  Proposals will be evaluated by a jury composed of members of the
Scientific Committee. Accepted authors will be informed via e-mail
at the address provided, no later than June 30, 2013.

10.  The jury's decision will be final.

11.  In order to be eligible to participate in the poster session,
the author, (or in the case of various authors, at least one) must
be formally enrolled in Congress.

12.  The committee will direct the placement of the posters on
November 19, 2013.

13.  Any matter related to this presentation will be resolved by the
Congress Scientific Committee.

For more information, please visit


Dr. Vera De La Cruz Baltazar
PhD Coordinator
Facultad de Arquitectura "5 de mayo"
Universidad "Benito Juarez de Oaxaca.

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