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Nurturing the democratic debate.  
These seven conferences in different countries about "World Heritage in the Digital Age" (organized by UNESCO's World Heritage Centre) will discuss how NICT can help preserve and manage world heritage.
The first three will be between October 15 and 17 in Paris, Beijing and Dakar, the next two between October 21 and 24 in Alexandria and Tours (France) and the last two between November 5 and 8 in Strasbourg and Mexico City. The meetings will themselves be using new technology with an Internet link allowing participants at one conference to talk to those at another and ask questions.

- Beijing, October 15-17: "Architecture, Tourism and World Heritage": using 3D simulation software to design tourist infrastructure with minimal visible effect on the sites.

- Dakar, October 15-17: "Teaching World Heritage in Africa," in partnership with the Agence universitaire de la francophonie (AUF): about 30 universities will make an inventory of university courses dealing with matters of world heritage (such as environment, architecture and town planning) and its management and will summarise where Africa stands in terms of world heritage.

- Paris (Senate) October 16: "Elected Representatives and World Heritage - Challenges of Decentralisation": a meeting of parliamentarians, opened by UNESCO Director-General Ko´chiro Matsuura and the president of the French Senate, Christian Poncelet, will officially launch the Virtual Congress. Expanding the number of people involved in managing world heritage, especially local governments, will be discussed. A press conference will be held at the Maison de la Radio on October 10 at 3 p.m.

- Alexandria, October 21-23: "Heritage Management and Mapping: GIS and Multimedia": using computer-assisted mapping technology to analyse in detail the social evolution of a protected city (population density, age of population, average price of housing, measurement of humidity).

- Tours (Autumn University) October 21-24: "Great World Heritage Rivers: From Crisis to a Risk-Management Culture": how to use new technology to analyse, anticipate and manage the risks of cultural destruction by flooding.

- The last two conferences will be in Strasbourg from November 5-8 (Space Applications for Heritage Conservation) and Mexico City from November 6-8 (Heritage Management of Historic Cities).


Start Date 14-10-2002 10:00 pm -
End Date 23-10-2002 10:00 pm -
Event Location Paris, Beijing, Dakar, Alexandria and Tours


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