The Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage
Every two (2) years, the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage is awarded by the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) to one of its member cities in good standing.
The award highlights an achievement, a program or a policy related to the conservation, enhancement or good management of a living urban ensemble or property within an urban context thanks, in part, to the commitment of its local communities. The urban ensemble or property must be located within the territory of an OWHC member city inscribed on the World Heritage List.
With this prize, the OWHC seeks to reward exemplary urban cultural heritage conservation; community engagement through the involvement of local stakeholders; concrete outcomes of the project on local communities; and, the learning experience upon which the international community might draw.
- 15 September 2020: Launch of the Prize and opening of the call for candidates
- 1st December 2020: Deadline for cities to submit their preliminary application (early birds)
Note: Cities that submit a preliminary application will receive feedbacks from the OWHC General Secretariat and may make corrections to their final application. This step is optional.
- 31 January 2021: Deadline for cities to submit their final application
- 1st April 2021: Announcement of the Winning City, and start of the vote for the Public Choice Award
- June 2021: Presentation of the Jean-Paul-L’Allier Prize for Heritage at a ceremony planned for this purpose and announcement of the Public Choice Award
The mayor or his or her official representative will be the OWHC’s guest of honour at the Congress: transportation, lodging and meal expenses, as well as the registration fees to the Congress will be assumed by the OWHC.
An honorary certificate and a trophy will be awarded to the mayor of the winning city or to his or her representative during a ceremony planned for the award presentation at the World Congress of the OWHC to be held in Quebec, Canada, from June 2 to June 5, 2021.
The winning city will receive 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.
The winning city and its project will benefit from worldwide promotion on the OWHC website and social media.
Cultural Heritage Advisor
Last update: 2020-07-22
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
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