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Talk: World Heritage Cities as Cultural Landscapes

National Building Museum
Event organized by National Building Museum

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Learn about urban cultural landscapes and World Heritage through the example of the 2012 World Heritage City designation of Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea.

Mechtild Rössler, PhD., director, UNESCO Division for Heritage and World Heritage Centre, and Patricia M. O’Donnell, FASLA, AICP, F.US/ICOMOS, principal, Heritage Landscapes, explain how the 1073 World Heritage sites incorporate cultural landscapes as combined works of humanity and nature to express the identity of a cosmopolitan city like Rio.

A reception follows the program.