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Nurturing the democratic debate.  
This series of seven conferences around the world, organized by UNESCO, will focus on "World Heritage in the Digital Age" - how the new information and communications technology can help preserve and manage the world's heritage.
The first five were held between October 15 and 24, in Paris, Beijing, Dakar, Alexandria and Tours, and the last two will take place between November 5 and 8 in Strasbourg and Mexico City. The conferences are linked to each other by the Internet, enabling participants to converse on line and put questions to the participants of other conferences.


Strasbourg, November 5-8: "Space applications for heritage conservation," in partnership with the Council of Europe, the European Space Agency and NASA. Remote sensing has already been used to monitor gorilla colonies but it can also be used to keep an eye on cultural sites to monitor the deterioration of buildings, damage caused by natural disasters and looting.

Mexico City, November 6-8: "Heritage management of historic cities" - preventing them from becoming deserted museum sites after they are added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. The aim is to produce a manual for local officials to curb this increasing trend.

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Start Date 04-11-2002 11:00 pm -
End Date 07-11-2002 11:00 pm -
Event Location Strasbourg (France) and Mexico City



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