International Historic Preservation

Historic preservation could be a key factor to future economic prosperity for international cities.
January 11, 2004, 9am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Writing in a special edition of the World Bank Institute's Development Outreach Magazine entitled Unknown Cities , Francesco Bandarin, director of the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO, stressed the important role that a city's heritage could play in its future development. 'Preserving the image of the past cannot alone solve the dramatic social and economic problems of cities, but can become the pivot of an urban development strategy,' he said. 'Many cities in the developed and the developing world have learned this lesson and are defining a new development model based on the conservation of their cultural identity.' "

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Published on Saturday, January 10, 2004 in The World Bank Group
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