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Presentations, round tables and visits are all scheduled in the programming of an international forum which will mark the beginning of a debate on how we view green heritage as an essential component of urban landscapes.

10:30 – 11:00

Opening ceremony

11:00 – 11:20

Coffee break

Session 1. Cultural landscapes in the urban context and World Heritage

Coordinator: Mónica Luengo

Rapporteur: Kerstin Manz (International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes ICOMOS-IFLA)


11:20 – 11:40

El Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro, a Landscape of Arts and Sciences

Speaks: Luis Lafuente (General Director of Historical Heritage – Madrid City Council)

11:40 – 12:10

Central Park New York WH Tentative listing and public designed landscapes on the WH List

Speaks: Patricia O’Donnell (Landscape architect, president of the International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes ICOMOS-IFLA)

12:10 – 12:40

Gardens within the World Heritage site “Historic Monuments in ancient Kyoto”

Speaks: Wataru Ono (International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes ICOMOS-IFLA Voting Member of Japan, Consultant of PREC Institute Inc. based in Tokyo)

12:40 – 13:10

Rio de Janeiro, carioca landscapes between the mountain and the sea, a World Heritage

Speaks: José Antonio Hoyuela Jayo (consultor do Projeto PRODOC4018 de Normatização e Gestão do Patrimônio)

13:10 – 14:30

Urban cultural landscape nominations: possibilities and problems
Round table

Moderator: Alfredo Conti (ICOMOS Expert World Heritage)

Speaks: morning speakers

14:30 – 16:00


Session 2. The urban landscapes

Coordinator: Jordi Tresserras (president of ICOMOS Spain)

Rapporteur: María del Pozo (Alliance of Cultural Landscapes)


16:00 – 16:30

ReGis – Rete dei Giardini storico

Speaks: Lionella Scazzosi (Polytechnic of Milan) and Laura Pelissetti (president of ReGis) (Online)

16:30 – 18:00

Managing the historic city as a landscape
Round table

Moderator: Francesco Bandarin (UNESCO Assistant Director- General for Culture 2010-2018)

Speaks: Organization of World Heritage Cities (online), Marie-Noël Tournoux (Project Director, WHITRAP Shanghai – World Heritage Institute of training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region), Miquel Vadell (Insular de Territori i Paisatge, Consell Insular de Mallorca – World Heritage Cultural Landscapes Alliance), Spanish Group of World Heritage Cities and Michael Turner (expert World Heritage)

18:15 – 20:00


Session 3. Opportunities for the future

Coordinator: José Luis Infanzón (General Director Espacio Público, Obras e Infraestructuras – Madrid City Council)

Rapporteur: Paloma Ramos (Paisaje y Arte Público – Madrid City Council)


09:30 – 10:00

Territorial approach for reducing disaster risks and building resilience of world heritage

Speaks: Rohit Jigyasu (Project Manager, Urban Heritage, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management ICCROM)

10:00 – 10:30

European Cultural Heritage Green Paper

Speaks: Teresa Patricio (President de ICOMOS)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

The new ICOMOS Cultural Tourism Charter: foundation, aspiration and trends

Speaks: Celia Martínez Yáñez (lecturer at the University of Granada, Department of History of Art. Coordinator of the Charter)

11:30 – 12:00

Space, time and history in the characterisation of 21st-century cultural landscapes

Speaks: Antonio Antequera (Cultural Landscapes section DG de Gestión y Coordinación del Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte)

12:00 – 12:30

The protection of urban identitarian landscapes: a comparative perspective

Speaks: Javier Ruíz Sánchez (Polytechnic University of Madrid)

12:30 – 14:00

Cultural Landscapes for a better urban future
Round table

Moderator: José Luis Infanzón

Speaks: morning speakers

14:00 – 16:00


Session 4. Challenges for the Future

16:00 – 18:00

Challenges for the future: sustainability of cultural landscapes
Round table

Moderator: José Alberto Alonso (ICOMOS España)

Speaks: César Hernández Maya (Plan for Climate Action and Sustainable Energy in the Paisaje de la Luz), Mariano Sánchez García (Curator Real Jardín Botánico), Marisol Mena (Dirección General de Sostenibilidad y Control ambiental – Madrid City Council), Mary Laheen (ICOMOS Ireland), Jurn Buisman (Vicepresident for Europe International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes ICOMOS-IFLA) and Esther Valdés (Member of the Board – Spanish Association of Landscape Architects)

18:15 – 20:00


Session 5. Integrated Management and best practices

Coordinator: Laura de Miguel (Chief of World Heritage Department. Ministry of Culture and Sports)

Rapporteur: Miguel Lasso de la Vega (Fundación COAM/COAM Foundation)


09:30 – 10:00

Managing World Heritage cultural landscape

Speaks: Mechtild Rössler (former director of the World Heritage Centre until 2021)

10:00 – 10:30

Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation

Speaks: Jyoti Hosagrahar (World Heritage Cities Programme – Deputy Director World Heritage Centre, UNESCO)

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 11:30

Green heritage-World Heritage. Berlin’s Integrated Approaches to Urban Conservation

Speaks: Jörg Haspel (chairperson of the Board of Trustees of the Deutsche Stiftung Denkmalschutz)

11:30 – 12:00

New strategies and opportunities for the conservation and management of parks and historic gardens in Italy

Speaks: Alberta Campitelli (Vicepresident of the Italian Association for Parks and Gardens and High Council for Cultural Heritage and Landscape of the Ministry of Culture)

12:00 – 12:30

The European Landscape Convention

Speaks: Maguelonne Déjeant Pons (Maguelonne Déjeant Pons, Executive Secretary of the Landscape Convention of the Council of Europe 2000 – July 2022)

12:30 – 14:00

The protection and management of urban cultural landscapes under the World Heritage Convention
Round table

Moderator: María Agúndez (Deptuy Subdirecotr general of the Management and Coordination Section of Cultural Properties, Minsitry of Culture and Sports)

Speaks: morning speakers

14:00 – 16:00


Session 6. Management and social participation

Coordinator: Lucas García Guirao (Deputy General Director Cultural Heritage Comunidad de Madrid)

Rapporteur: David Rejano (Responsible for Area of the Heritage Diffusion and Education. Cultural Heritage. Comunidad de Madrid)

16:00 – 16:15

Project presentation Region Mission. Landscape as heritage

16:15 – 16:45

Managing the Landscape of Light

Speaks: Carmen Rojas (Servicio de Patrimonio Mundial y Difusión del Patrimonio Madrid City Council)

16:45 – 18:15

Social dimension of the management of cultural landscapes
Round table

Moderator: Lucas García Guirao (Comunidad de Madrid)

Speaks: José Fariña (Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid), Elizabeth Brabec (Historic Urban Landscape Working Group ISCCL), Maider Maraña (Consultant World Heritage-UNESCO), Alicia Castillo (Lecturer at the Complutense University of Madrid), Araceli Pereda (President Hispania Nostra) and Carmen Rojas (Servicio de Patrimonio Mundial y Difusión del Patrimonio Ayuntamiento de Madrid)

18:15 – 20:00


09:30 – 10:30

Conclusions presented by the rapporteurs

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30

Presentation of the Final Document and open discussion Approval of the document

12:30 – 13:00

50th anniversary World Heritage Convention

Speaks: María Agúndez Lería (Deptuy Subdirecotr general of the Management and Coordination Section of Cultural Properties, Minsitry of Culture and Sports)


Official closing of the congress by Madrid City Council

Meeting of the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes

(exclusively for international members of ICOMOS- IFLA)

*Programme subject to change. Updates on the schedule and the final list of speakers will be posted here, as well as the latest information. Please consult the website before the start of the forum.


On-site and online


Spanish-English, simultaneous translation


The meeting will be published including all the papers, as well as the resulting document


Palacio de Cibeles, Madrid City Council building (Plaza de Cibeles, 1)

  • 3–6 october: Auditorio de CentroCentro
  • 7 october: Sala Sigfrido Martín Begué

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