Historic cities in development: keys for understanding and action

This project was launched in 2008 by the Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) on the initiative of the City of Lyon, in partnership with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (within the framework of the France-UNESCO Convention and extrabudgetary funds from the Netherlands), the Council of Europe, the Getty Conservation Institute and ICOMOS, represented by its International Committee on Historic Cities and Villages (CIVVIH). The CIVVIH played an active part in identifying project managers and participating in the project’s steering committee. 

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Heritage Alert (Update December 2012) - West Wing, Central Government Offices on Government Hill, Hong Kong

19 December 2012 - Update: West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong receives grade 1 listing and will be re-used to house Department of Justice 

ICOMOS is pleased to report that the Board of the Hong Kong Antiquities Authority announced on Monday, 17 December 2012, that the West Wing of the Central Government Offices in Hong Kong, for which ICOMOS had issued a Heritage Alert in June 2012, will be retained in government use, and the whole site will be graded 1, the highest grade under the Hong Kong legislation. The site will be used to house Department of Justice offices rather than being sold for a commercial development.

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