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World Heritage: defining and protecting “Important Views”

Participants at the 2008 Round Table.

The 3rd Montreal Round Table (2008) examined the challenging subject of defining and protecting important views near World Heritage Sites and other historic places. Participants explored the concept of visual integrity and issues arising from development projects in or near places of historic significance. Defining and protecting important views is about a sense of place and the experience of that place. Seen in a broad perspective, the challenge is globalisation. In working towards a consensus, the objective should be to shift the dialogue from “heritage conservation versus development” to “heritage conservation as part of development”.

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