Previous World Congresses

2009 – Quito, Ecuador

Revitalization of Historical Centers: How to engage all social actors?

2009: An exceptional World Congress in Quito (Ecuador)

The 498 participants from 85 cities (45 Countries) had the opportunity to participate in the scientific sessions having the theme “Revitalization of Historical Centers: How to engage all social actors?” For the third consecutive World Congress, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) organized sessions that included presentations by three internationally recognized experts, a panel discussion on public-private partnerships, as well as small group discussions and a poster session dealing with case studies of the cities. The third Mayors’ Workshop organized in collaboration with the GCI that preceded the World Congress was a great success. It dealt with experiences of the host city and included site visits.  In addition, the following mayors were elected to the Board of Directors for the term 2009-2011: Beemster (President), Vienna (Vice-President), Aranjuez (Vice-President), Kazan (Vice-President), Lyon (Vice-President) Melaka (Vice-President), Puebla (Vice-President), and Quito (Vice-President). Finally the City of Sintra, Portugal was elected to host the 2011 World Congress of the OWHC.

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