Resolutions of the International Symposium on the Conservation of Smaller Historic Towns (1975)

Street Scene wall mural painted in China town Victoria Capital City, British Columbia, Canada.

Preface: The Resolutions of the International Symposium on the Conservation of Smaller Historic Towns was adopted by the 4th ICOMOS General Assembly, Rothenburg, 29-30 May, 1975.

The Resolutions outline some of the typical features of and threats to smaller historic towns and their settlement structure. Lack of economic activity and abandonment of the historic core are among the problems faced by these towns; the rapid rate of urban migration is of particular concern in the conservation of smaller historic towns in developing countries. To counteract these negative forces, the Resolutions suggest a number of strategies:

  • effective planning,
  • economic policies that lead neither to disruption or dereliction of the historic fabric of towns, and
  • instilling a sense of pride among town residents in the historic environment.
The Resolution emphasizes that urban conservation cannot rely solely on private activity and local initiative but must involve regional authorities and legislation to encourage conservation and discourage property speculation.
Category

Resolution

Date

1975

Promulgation

The 4th ICOMOS General Assembly, Rothenburg, 29-30 May, 1975

Descriptions

  • The Resolutions outline some of the typical features of and threats to smaller historic towns and their settlement structure.
  • Lack of economic activity and abandonment of the historic core are among the problems faced by these towns; the rapid rate of urban migration is of particular concern in the conservation of smaller historic towns in developing countries.
  • To counteract these negative forces, it suggests a number of strategies: effective planning, economic policies that lead neither to disruption or dereliction of the historic fabric of towns, and instilling a sense of pride among town residents in the historic environment.
  • It emphasizes that urban conservation cannot rely solely on private activity and local initiative but must involve regional authorities and legislation to encourage conservation and discourage property speculation.

Source

http://www.international.icomos.org/en/charters-and-texts/180-articles-en-francais/chartes-et-normes/384-resolutions-of-the-international-symposium-on-the-conservation-of-smaller-historic-towns-at-the-4th-icomos-general-assembly

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 http://mestrado-reabilitacao.fa.utl.pt/disciplinas/jaguiar/icomoshistorictowns.pdf

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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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