Experts dwell on role of heritage management, sustainable habitats

Int’l webinar organised to mark World Heritage Week

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, April 20

GNDU Centre for Sustainable Habitat organised an international webinar on the theme ‘Heritage Management and Sustainable Habitat’ to mark the World Heritage Week that began on April 18 — World Heritage Day.

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  • The international panel consisted of speakers Dr Ege Yilidrim from Turkey, Dennis Rodwell from UK, Dr Francesca Giliberto from Italy and Gurmeet S Rai from India. The experts deliberated upon five areas of importance - people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership.
  • The webinar, attended by particiapnts from Poland, Algeria, USA, Germany, China, Pakistan, Philippines, Spain, South Africa, Brazil and Cyprus, concluded with the experts stressing upon the urgent need to review, deliberate and research, and strategise heritage management for urban planning and development

The webinar was chaired by Dr Ashwani Luthra, coordinator of centre. He said the United Nations in its 2030 agenda for sustainable development had acknowledged the effective contribution of heritage management in the making of sustainable habitats by strengthening efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage. “However, while the UN fell short of dedicating an entire goal to heritage management among its 17 sustainable development goals, it has led to a global movement of promoting cultural heritage as an enabler and driver of sustainable development,” he said.

The international panel consisted of speakers Dr Ege Yilidrim from Turkey, Dennis Rodwell from UK, Dr Francesca Giliberto from Italy and Gurmeet S Rai from India. The experts deliberated upon five areas of critical importance — people, planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. ‘Leaving no one behind’, the underlying concept of the UN Agenda-2030, was brought forth and how sustainable heritage management can be a key in this regard was discussed.

The webinar was attended by participants from Poland, Algeria, USA, Germany, China, Pakistan, Philippines, Spain, South Africa, Brazil and Cyprus and it concluded with the experts stressing upon the urgent need to review, deliberate and research, and strategise heritage management for urban planning and development.

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