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

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