UfM and UNESCO address issues of urban development and heritage preservation in the Mediterranean

May 18, 2021
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The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and UNESCO are organising a virtual seminar on “Living with World Heritage: Adaptive Reuse and Regeneration in the Euro-Mediterranean region” on 17-18 May.

The event will focus on various issues and look for practical examples that could support the better integration of urban heritage management in urban development processes.

The Mediterranean region is among the most densely populated areas around a sea in the world. 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.


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The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia