Recommendation Concerning the Safeguarding and Contemporary Role of Historic Areas (1976)

Dwarakadheesh temple in present Dwarka city, believed to have been originally built by Lord Krishna‘s grandson, Vajranabha, over the hari-griha (Lord Krishna’s residential place).

Preface: The Recommendation Concerning the Safeguarding and Contemporary Role of Historic Areas was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO (19th Session), Nairobi, 26 Oct.-30 Nov., 1976.

The Recommendation extends the principles laid down by earlier General Conferences. The Recommendation recognizes the importance of the setting—buildings, spatial elements, and surroundings make up historic areas. The document notes that the destruction of historic areas can lead to economic loss and social disturbance. It calls for historic areas to be protected from the damage that can result from insensitive changes that damage authenticity.

Category
Recommendation

Date

1976

Promulgation

The General Conference of UNESCO (19th Session), Nairobi, 26 Oct.-30 Nov., 1976

Descriptions

  • The Recommendation extends the principles laid down by earlier General Conferences.
  • The Recommendation recognizes the importance of the setting-buildings, spatial elements, and surroundings make up historic areas.
  • It notes that the destruction of historic areas can lead to economic loss and social disturbance. It calls for historic areas to be protected from the damage that can result from insensitive changes that damage authenticity.

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http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=13133&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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