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The case studies contained on this page present to the public inspiring projects that have been carried out by cities with an urban heritage on their territory.

Under the city of Lyon’s initiative, these case studies have become indispensable references in terms of good practices in the management of the World Urban Heritage. Case studies drawn from presentations during OWHC World Congresses, as well as projects presented on the City2City platform and in other programs, are also regularly added to the list.

Among other things, you will find case studies about preservation techniques, innovation and enhancing, planning and development, reinforcing awareness and public communication. These projects can be used as examples or inspirations for your own management projects in urban heritage.

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Governance and Public Relations

Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

2015 Posters Exhibition – World Heritage Sensibilization Project for Children and Youth in Angra do Heroismo

Theme - Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Angra do Heroismo (Portugal)

English

2017 Posters Exhibition – Heritage of Eurasia Through Children’s Eyes in Kazan

Theme - Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Kazan (Russia)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Communicating heritage in collaboration with communities: building World Heritage awareness in Philadelphia

Theme - Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Philadelphia (United States)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – LiviHeri: Living with cultural heritage project in Rauma

Theme - Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Rauma (Finland)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – What is heritage? Educational project about the history of the Old Town in Warsaw

Theme - Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Warsaw (Poland)

English

Appartement témoin «Auguste Perret»

Theme - Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

Program - Case Studies

City - Le Havre (France)

French

Le patrimoine de Saint-Louis entre les mains des jeunes

Theme - Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

Program - Case Studies

City - Saint-Louis (Senegal)

French

Philadelphia World Heritage Tool Kit

Theme - Awareness-Raising / Education / Training

Program - Others

City - Philadelphia (United States)

English

City-to-City Cooperation

Heritage as opportunity

Theme - City-to-City Cooperation

Program - Case Studies

City - Regensburg (Germany)

English

Urban Development Plan and regulations for the city of Berat

Theme - City-to-City Cooperation

Program - Case Studies

City - Berat (Albania)

English

Financing

Programas y Proyectos de Inversión y Rehabilitación del Espacio Público sobre Bienes Patrimoniales Privados en el Centro Histórico

Theme - Financing

Program - The Jean-Paul-L'Allier Prize for Heritage

City - Quito (Ecuador)

Spanish

Legislation

Le changement d’usage : un instrument au service de la protection du logement

Theme - Legislation

Program - World Congress

City - Bordeaux (France)

French

Other 2

Beemster Quality Team

Theme - Other 2

Program - Case Studies

City - Beemster (Netherlands)

English

Public Participation

2017 Exposición de carteles – Proyecto Imagenes Córdoba: Esculpiendo nuestro entorno desde la convivencia

Theme - Public Participation

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Cordoba (Spain)

Spanish

2017 Posters Exhibition – Community Engagement in the Philadelphia World Heritage City Project

Theme - Public Participation

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Philadelphia (United States)

English

2017 Posters Exhibition – Community Involvement: World Heritage Themed Pop-Up Centre in Bamberg

Theme - Public Participation

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Bamberg (Germany)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Community participation in Vigan: A heritage conservation practice for sustainable urban revitalization

Theme - Public Participation

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Vigan (Philippines)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Portrait of the city: city walking tours and a participatory exhibition in Lyon

Theme - Public Participation

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Lyon (France)

English

Les états généraux des acteurs locaux

Theme - Public Participation

Program - Case Studies

City - Albi (France)

French

Revitalización participativa y progresiva de la Casa de las Columnas

Theme - Public Participation

Program - Case Studies

City - Lima (Peru)

Spanish

The President’s House and Philadelphia’s Welcome America Festival

Theme - Public Participation

Program - World Congress

City - Philadelphia (United States)

English

2017 Exposition d’affiches – Vision du patrimoine 2027 de Québec : Préserver, enrichir, transmettre

Theme - Governance and Public Relations

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Quebec (Canada)

French

Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Conversion (change of use)

2015 Exposition d’affiches – La conversion du Monastère des Augustines à Québec

Theme - Conversion (change of use)

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Quebec (Canada)

French

2019 The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage (1st place) – Redevelopment of industrial cultural heritage sites and their grounds for public projects

Theme - Conversion (change of use)

Program - The Jean-Paul-L'Allier Prize for Heritage

City - Saint Petersburg (Russia)

English

Building the visitor centre of Suomenlinna (Helsinki, Finland)

Theme - Conversion (change of use)

Program - Case Studies

English

El proyecto de la ex Plaza de Toros del Real de San Carlos

Theme - Conversion (change of use)

Program - World Congress

City - Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)

Spanish

Le projet de la Maison de la littérature

Theme - Conversion (change of use)

Program - World Congress

City - Quebec (Canada)

French

Rehabilitación del Real Palacio de los Capitanes Generales de La Antigua Guatemala

Theme - Conversion (change of use)

Program - Case Studies

City - Antigua Guatemala (Guatemala)

Spanish

Interpretation

Instalation of a World Heritage Visitor Centre

Theme - Interpretation

Program - Case Studies

City - Regensburg (Germany)

English

Recorrido por el interior de las catedrales (nueva y vieja) de Salamanca – Iéronimus

Theme - Interpretation

Program - Case Studies

City - Salamanca (Spain)

Spanish

The World Heritage Visitor Center in Regensburg: A Meeting Point for Visitors and Locals

Theme - Interpretation

Program - World Congress

City - Regensburg (Germany)

English

Yaku: el museo del agua de Quito

Theme - Interpretation

Program - Case Studies

City - Quito (Ecuador)

Spanish

Other

2015 Exposición de carteles – Albaicín Patrimonio Mundial en Granada

Theme - Other

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Granada (Spain)

Spanish

2019 Posters Exhibition – Regensburg: OWHC Young Travelling Scholarship

Theme - Other

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Regensburg (Germany)

English

Management of visual integrity of the historic city centre

Theme - Other

Program - Case Studies

City - Vilnius (Lithuania)

English

UNESCO World Heritage Quedlinburg Collegiate Church, Castle and Old Town World Heritage Manager Plan

Theme - Other

Program - Others

City - Quedlinburg (Germany)

English

Rehabilitation

2015 Exposición de carteles – Conservación, gestión y valorización del patrimonio mundial en Oaxaca

Theme - Rehabilitation

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Oaxaca (Mexico)

Spanish

Corredor Seminario-Argentina

Theme - Rehabilitation

Program - The Jean-Paul-L'Allier Prize for Heritage

City - Mexico City (Mexico)

Spanish

La coopération décentralisée au service de la réhabilitation du site des palais royaux d’Abomey (Abomey, Bénin)

Theme - Rehabilitation

Program - Case Studies

French

Sauvegarde et valorisation de la vieille ville de Tombouctou

Theme - Rehabilitation

Program - Case Studies

City - Timbuktu (Mali)

French

Restoration

2015 Posters Exhibition – Lazareti (Dubrovnik): Reconstruction and renovation

Theme - Restoration

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

English

2017 Exposición de carteles – Un paseo por 2.000 años de historia en Tarragona

Theme - Restoration

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Tarragona (Spain)

Spanish

2017 Posters Exhibition – Restoration of Fountains in Safranbolu

Theme - Restoration

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Safranbolu (Turkey)

English

2019 Exposición de carteles – Querétaro: Rehabilitación, conservación de exteriores y restauración de interiores del Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán

Theme - Restoration

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Querétaro (Mexico)

Spanish

2019 Posters Exhibition – Old City of Aleppo: A recovery of a World Heritage Site, a recovery of a community, “Syrians ‘soul is back”

Theme - Restoration

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Aleppo (Syria)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Recovery of hydraulic heritage in the historic centre of Évora

Theme - Restoration

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Évora (Portugal)

English

Le bourg abbatial et son beffroi (Gembloux, Belgique)

Theme - Restoration

Program - Case Studies

French

Mejoramiento y Restauración en el Templo de Santa Clara. Parroquia del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús

Theme - Restoration

Program - The Jean-Paul-L'Allier Prize for Heritage

City - Querétaro (Mexico)

Spanish

Renovation of Foxiang Ge, Paiyun Dian and the Long Corridor – Summer Palace (Beijing, China)

Theme - Restoration

Program - Case Studies

English

Restauration des façades de la Grand-Place

Theme - Restoration

Program - Case Studies

City - Brussels (Belgium)

French

2017 Posters Exhibition – City of Quedlinburg: Unique Monument of Urban Development

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Quedlinburg (Germany)

English

2017 Posters Exhibition – Upgrading Public Space Within the World Heritage Area in Vienna

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Vienna (Austria)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – City of Luxembourg: Its historic districts and fortifications

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Cultural institutions and architectural heritage of Kazan

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Kazan (Russia)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Dubrovnik celebrates its historical anniversaries: 600 years of Orlando

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Heritage sites in Konya

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Konya (Turkey)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Olinda: Paint your heritage

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Olinda (Brazil)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Suzhou, World Heritage City

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Suzhou (China)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – The conservation project of “Hammam” of XVII century in Icherisheher

Theme - Heritage Conservation and Valorization

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Icherisheher (Azerbaijan)

English

Spatial Planning

Public / Green Spaces

2015 Posters Exhibition – Vienna Ringstrasse

Theme - Public / Green Spaces

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Vienna (Austria)

English

2017 Exposición de carteles – Oaxaca: Ciudad de Luces y Sombra

Theme - Public / Green Spaces

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Oaxaca (Mexico)

Spanish

2019 Posters Exhibition – City Park Development in Angra do Heroísmo

Theme - Public / Green Spaces

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Angra do Heroismo (Portugal)

English

Estudio para la rehabilitación de un sector de la Av. 24 de Mayo

Theme - Public / Green Spaces

Program - Case Studies

City - Quito (Ecuador)

Spanish

Forodhani Park Rehabilitation

Theme - Public / Green Spaces

Program - Case Studies

City - Zanzibar (Tanzania)

English

Reconquête des rives de Saône – Phase 1

Theme - Public / Green Spaces

Program - Case Studies

City - Lyon (France)

French

Rehabilitation of St.George’s square

Theme - Public / Green Spaces

Program - Case Studies

City - Valetta (Malta)

English

Remodelación del paseo Vara de Rey y su entorno

Theme - Public / Green Spaces

Program - The Jean-Paul-L'Allier Prize for Heritage

City - Ibiza (Spain)

Spanish

Urban Conversion

Aménagement du quartier des Bassins à flot

Theme - Urban Conversion

Program - Case Studies

City - Bordeaux (France)

French

La revitalisation intégrée du cœur de ville (Tournai, Belgique)

Theme - Urban Conversion

Program - Case Studies

French

Plan spécial «Le Corbusier»

Theme - Urban Conversion

Program - Case Studies

French

Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

2015 Posters Exhibition – The renaissance of a quarter: the revitalization of the town hall square in Stralsund

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Stralsund (Germany)

English

2019 Exposición de carteles – (Re)generación del antiguo cine andaluz de Córdoba: un lugar compartido para la cultura, el arte y el deporte

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Cordoba (Spain)

Spanish

2019 Posters Exhibition – Revitalisation of the post-industrial district of Zabłocie in Krakow: Ring of cultural institutions and Planet LEM

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Kraków (Poland)

English

Athens, Greece

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

English

Berlin, Germany

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Berlin (Germany)

English

Bologna, Italy

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

English

Bordeaux, France

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Bordeaux (France)

English

Community Participation: A Heritage Conservation Practice for Sustainable Urban Revitalization

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - World Congress

City - Vigan (Philippines)

English

Copenhagen, Denmark

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

English

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Edinburgh (United Kingdom)

English

Hamburg, Germany

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Hamburg (Germany)

English

Istanbul, Turkey

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Istanbul (Turkey)

English

Oslo, Norway

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

English

Prague, Czech Republic

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Prague (Czech Republic)

English

Riga, Latvia

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Riga (Latvia)

English

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Santiago de Compostela (Spain)

English

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

English

Seville, Spain

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

English

Tel-Aviv, Israel

Theme - Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage

Program - Case Studies

City - Tel-Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

English

Urban Restructuring

Action Program of urban rehabilitation of Morro da Sé – Ch.1

Theme - Urban Restructuring

Program - Case Studies

City - Oporto (Portugal)

English

Comprehensive development and revitalization plan for the medieval city of Rhodes

Theme - Urban Restructuring

Program - Case Studies

City - Rhodes (Greece)

English

Plan especial Alcázar-Caballerizas Reales de Córdoba

Theme - Urban Restructuring

Program - Case Studies

City - Cordoba (Spain)

Spanish

Rehabilitación urbano arquitectónica de la calle Rafael María Arízaga

Theme - Urban Restructuring

Program - Case Studies

City - Cuenca (Spain)

Spanish

Revitalization of Vabaduse square

Theme - Urban Restructuring

Program - Case Studies

City - Tallinn (Estonia)

English

Urban Management

Economic, Commercial and (Handi)Crafts Activities

2019 Posters Exhibition – Intangible heritage and traditions: create the culture of Vilnius!

Theme - Economic, Commercial and (Handi)Crafts Activities

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Vilnius (Lithuania)

English

2019 Posters Exhibition – Tourism and Mono-functionality: Grand-Place of Brussels

Theme - Economic, Commercial and (Handi)Crafts Activities

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Brussels (Belgium)

English

Revitalization of traditional crafts in Vilnius

Theme - Economic, Commercial and (Handi)Crafts Activities

Program - Case Studies

City - Vilnius (Lithuania)

English

Housing

2017 Posters Exhibition – LiviHeri: Living with Cultural Heritage in Rauma

Theme - Housing

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Rauma (Finland)

English

Programme d’intervention et de revitalisation de bâtiments patrimoniaux «Maître d’oeuvre»

Theme - Housing

Program - Case Studies

City - Quebec (Canada)

French

Restauration des maisons traditionnelles de Hué

Theme - Housing

Program - Case Studies

City - Hue (Viet Nam)

French

Mobility / Transport

2017 Posters Exhibition – Travel Information Services in Historic Cities in Valetta

Theme - Mobility / Transport

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Valetta (Malta)

English

Actuaciones de peatonalización en el Conjunto histórico de Salamanca

Theme - Mobility / Transport

Program - Case Studies

City - Salamanca (Spain)

Spanish

Réorganisation des déplacements urbains

Theme - Mobility / Transport

Program - Case Studies

City - Strasbourg (France)

French

Tourism

2019 Posters Exhibition – Welcome to Budapest, our city of traditions, beauty and fun

Theme - Tourism

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Budapest (Hungary)

English

Developing a Strategy for Sustainable Tourism for the Hanseatic Town of Visby

Theme - Tourism

Program - World Congress

City - Visby (Sweden)

English

El patrimonio gastronómico oaxaqueño, eje transversal para la conservación de la cultura, la promoción turística y el desarrollo económico

Theme - Tourism

Program - World Congress

City - Oaxaca (Mexico)

Spanish

El proyecto World Heritage Journeys en Aranjuez

Theme - Tourism

Program - World Congress

City - Aranjuez (Spain)

Spanish

Linking historical monuments through a new pedestrian network (Thessaloniki, Greece)

Theme - Tourism

Program - Case Studies

English

Mise en place d’indicateurs de suivi du bien

Theme - Tourism

Program - Case Studies

City - Albi (France)

French

Rehabilitation of the coastal zone of the medieval city of Rhodes

Theme - Tourism

Program - Case Studies

City - Rhodes (Greece)

English

Respect the City, Respect the Heritage

Theme - Tourism

Program - World Congress

City - Dubrovnik (Croatia)

English

Urban Ecology

Plan de repoblamiento en la zona de monumentos y su entorno

Theme - Urban Ecology

Program - Case Studies

City - Puebla (Mexico)

Spanish

Revitalization of the theatres district

Theme - Urban Ecology

Program - Case Studies

City - Naples (Italy)

English

2017 Posters Exhibition – Preservation by Development of Sustainable Strategies for a Better Protection of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites From Romania

Theme - Urban Management

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Sighisoara (Romania)

French

Management Plan as a Tool for Sustainable Tourism Development of a World Heritage City

Theme - Urban Management

Program - World Congress

City - Zamosc (Poland)

English

Urban Resilience

Enhancing urban resilience through governance and civil society engagement

Resilience and Reconstruction – Warsaw’s case

Theme - Enhancing urban resilience through governance and civil society engagement

Program - Others

City - Warsaw (Poland)

English

Route of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities in the Baltic States

Theme - Enhancing urban resilience through governance and civil society engagement

Program - Case Studies

City - Vilnius (Lithuania)

English

Unidad Ciudadana de Gestión Patrimonial

Theme - Enhancing urban resilience through governance and civil society engagement

Program - Case Studies

City - Oaxaca (Mexico)

Spanish

Enhancing urban resilience through learning and knowledge-sharing

Alive Yangdong Projects – Education for sustainable traditional village making

Theme - Enhancing urban resilience through learning and knowledge-sharing

Program - Case Studies

City - Gyeongju (Republic of Korea)

English

Resilience in contemporary need for communication and networking

Theme - Enhancing urban resilience through learning and knowledge-sharing

Program - Others

City - Vilnius (Lithuania)

English

Urban Gardening

Theme - Enhancing urban resilience through learning and knowledge-sharing

Program - Case Studies

City - Bamberg (Germany)

English

Tools and mechanisms to achieve urban resilience

2015 Posters Exhibition – Municipal Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Budapest

Theme - Tools and mechanisms to achieve urban resilience

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Budapest (Hungary)

English

2015 Posters exhibition – Urban resilience and management in Beemster: development, tools and historic values

Theme - Tools and mechanisms to achieve urban resilience

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Beemster (Netherlands)

English

Crecer ante la adversidad: Estrategias de un Conjunto Histórico frente a una crisis económica – Cordoba

Theme - Tools and mechanisms to achieve urban resilience

Program - Case Studies

City - Cordoba (Spain)

Spanish

Valapraíso: La vulnerabilidad del Patrimonio construido frente a las catástrofes 2010/2015

Theme - Tools and mechanisms to achieve urban resilience

Program - Case Studies

Spanish

2015 Exposición de carteles – Quito Primer Patrimonio Mundial “Protegemos la vida y el Patrimonio”

Theme - Urban Resilience

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Quito (Ecuador)

Spanish

2015 Posters Exhibition – Earthquake impacts on Cultural Heritage in Valparaíso

Theme - Urban Resilience

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Valparaíso (Chile)

English

2017 Posters Exhibition – Urban Gardening: Fostering Resilience of Bamberg’s World Heritage Site

Theme - Urban Resilience

Program - Posters Exhibition

City - Bamberg (Germany)

English