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The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage

2024 Edition

Created in 2009, the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage is named in honour of Mr. Jean-Paul-L’Allier, former Mayor of Québec City and founder of the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC). The Prize aims at highlighting projects, programs, or policies implemented within member cities for the conservation, enhancement or good management of their historic living urban ensemble.

With this prize, the OWHC seeks to:
• Affirm the World Heritage cities’ capacity for resilience;
• Showcase their community’s engagement;
• Highlight the concrete outcomes on local communities;
• Recognize learning experiences upon which the international community might draw for the enhancement of the quality of life in heritage cities.

Member cities in good standing of the OWHC, are invited to submit a project or achievement that has been implemented within their urban area during the last five (5) years by their municipal administration or an organization supported, directed, or influenced by the municipality.

The projects submitted by the participating cities will be evaluated by a jury composed by key political actors of the Organization’s member cities.

AWARD

The mayor (or his/her official elected representative) of the 2024 edition winning city of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage will be guest of honour at the 17th OWHC World Congress (24-27 September 2024, Cordoba, Spain), entitled to transportation, lodging, and meal expenses, as well as the registration fees to the Congress covered by the Organization. A certificate will be awarded to the mayor (or to his/her elected representative) during a dedicated ceremony.

Furthermore, the winning city will receive up to 3000 CAD $ as a financial support from the OWHC for the design and installation of an honorary plaque to mark the receipt of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage, as well as benefit from worldwide promotion on the OWHC network, website, and social media.

TIMETABLE

22 January 2024: Opening of the call for candidacies
22 March 2024: Deadline for cities to submit their preliminary application (early birds)
Note: Cities that submit a preliminary application will receive feedback from the OWHC General Secretariat and may make corrections to their final application. This step is optional.
19 April 2024: Deadline for cities to submit their final application
6 May 2024: Announcement of the candidate cities and presentation of their projects
17 June 2024: Announcement of the winning city of the Grand Prize
September 2024 (OWHC 17th World Congress): Award ceremony and presentation of the project by the winning city of the Grand Prize

Cities interested in presenting a candidacy are invited to first read thoroughly the technical document for more detail and instructions about the candidacy file:

TECHNICAL DOCUMENT

 

For any questions, please contact Ms. Leticia Sanches, Urban Heritage Projects Officer, at [email protected]

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Letícia Sanches
[email protected]

Past Winners

2021 – George Town (Malaysia)
Creating public spaces through the revitalisation of backlanes in the world heritage city of George Town

Melaka (Malaysia)
Improvement and Conservation of Historical Urban Environment in the Historic City of Melaka

2019 – St. Petersburg (Russian Federation)
Redevelopment of industrial cultural heritage sites and their grounds for public projects

2017 – Quito (Ecuador)
Investment programs and projects for the rehabilitation of public space on private heritage property in the Historic Center

2015 – Cordoba (Spain)
The urban project and the cultural landscape: heritage, culture, trade and tourism – renovation of Cruz Conde street

2013 – Cuenca (Ecuador)
Integral rehabilitation project of the Tres de Noviembre Walkway, the de la Madre Park, the stairway, and the footbridge facing the University of Cuenca

2011 – Tunis (Tunisia)
Restoration and beautification project of a street circuit entitled “From Zitouna to Sidi Ibrahim

2009 – Warsaw (Poland)
Lighting of the walls of the Historic Centre

News

10 September 2021


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The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage

8 July 2021


Vote for the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize members’ choice

The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage

1 October 2019


Inauguration of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize plaque in St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage

20 June 2019


Winning city of the 6th Edition of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage

30 November 2018


The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage – Deadline extended!

The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage


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