World Rural Landscapes initiative - LATEST NEWS

NEW! Rural landscapes Classification - updated version

A new updated version of the Rural landscapes classification created by ISCCL Working Group is now available!

Click HERE to visit the webpage and download it!

2019 ICOMOS Scientific Symposium “Rural Heritage: Landscapes and Beyond”

Marrakesh, Morocco - 17 October 2019
This year, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee, Annual General Assembly and Scientifc Symposium  will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, from 14 to 18 October 2019. On the occasion of the meetings, a one-day Scientific Symposium organised by the Advisory Committee on the theme of “Rural Heritage: Landscapes and beyond” will take place on 17 October in Marrakesh, Morocco. It is open a call for Workshops proposal.
Click HERE to read more on ICOMOS website.

Download the Call for Workshop proposals (click on the language to download) - English - French

ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites, 18 April 2019. Theme: Rural Landscapes

For over thirty-five years, 18 April has been a day to celebrate and promote cultural heritage, and an opportunity to raise awareness about its diversity, its relevance, how vulnerable it can be and what the needs and benefits of its conservation are. Every year, ICOMOS proposes a theme for the Day - this year the theme is Rural Landscapes, which matches with the theme of the 2019 ICOMOS Scientific Symposium to be held in October in Morocco.

Click HERE to read more on ICOMOS website.
Download the 18th April 2018 leaflet (click on the language to download) - English - French - Spanish

NEWS! The principles' Text

The "Principles' Text concerning rural landscape as heritage" is promoted by ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes. It was endorsed and adopted, as a doctrinal text, by ICOMOS (19th ICOMOS General Assembly & Symposium, Delhi, India, 11th-15th December 2017). IFLA World Council adopted the Document on 20th October 2017 in Montreal (Canada). The Document is the output of a large discussion among ISCCL Working Group members and contributions by the International Scientific Committees and the National Committees of ICOMOS (International Council of Monuments and Sites), by IFLA (International Federation of Landscape Architects) and by many experts and International cultural organizations.


CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE PAGE AND DOWNLOAD THE TEXT! (English, French, Spanish and Chinese versions)

NEWS! Web conference "Rural landscape and estate", March 2018

The WRL Working Group met on an on-line meeting on March 2018 in order to share the progress of the initiative and open a discussion about its future.

The Web Conference had also the purpose to talk about the topic "Rural landscape and estate". Aim of the web-meeting is to collect and document examples of this types or rural landsacape systems around the World, as a first basis for larger and deeper studies. Landscape historians, practitioners and academics in Landscape Departments have been invited to take part to the web-meeting in order to create a first form of collaboration.