On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape
17-18 May 2021. The Mediterranean region is among the most densely populated areas around a sea in the world.3 The total population of the Mediterranean countries grew from 276 million in 1970 to 512 million in 2018, and it is expected to grow by an additional 182 million inhabitants by 2050. The coastal strip is becoming increasingly populated and built up, and concentrates most of the major cities, many transport routes (roads, ports, airports), industrial and energy infrastructure. at the same time, the Mediterranean is home to more than 150 UNESCO World Heritage cities that testify to its rich, long, and multi-layered history.
This UfM-UNESCO seminar “Living with World Heritage: Adaptive Reuse and Regeneration in the Euro-Mediterranean region” will focus on various issues and look for practical examples that could support the better integration of urban heritage management in urban development processes.