The Washington Charter: Charter on the Conservation of Historic Towns and Urban Areas (1987)

Washington Charter 1987.

Preface: The Washington Charter: Charter on the Conservation of Historic Towns and Urban Areas (1987) was adopted by the ICOMOS General Assembly, Washington, DC, October, 1987.

This Charter, adopted by the ICOMOS General Assembly in 1987, establishes the principles and guidelines for the protection and conservation of historic towns. The Charter seeks to complement the Venice Charter, whose emphasis is on the individual monument. It addresses such issues as:

  • integration of preservation objectives into planning policies;
  • qualities of historic towns that should be preserved;
  • participation of residents in the preservation process; and
  • the social and economic aspects of historic town preservation.
Category
Charter

Date

1987

Promulgation

The ICOMOS General Assembly, Washington, DC, October, 1987

Descriptions

  • This Charter establishes the principles and guidelines for the protection and conservation of historic towns. It seeks to complement the Venice Charter, whose emphasis is on the individual monument.
  • It addresses such issues as: integration of preservation objectives into planning policies; qualities of historic towns that should be preserved; participation of residents in the preservation process; and the social and economic aspects of historic town preservation.

Source

http://www.international.icomos.org/charters/towns_e.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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