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Dolomites UNESCO Forum III

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Responsibility, Identity, Credibility

30.09.2019 | 11 a.m.
Sextner Dolomiten Congress Center Sesto

The Dolomites have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009 for their scenic beauty and the unique geological formations. Ten years after this recognition, the opportunity emerges to review the steps already taken in the world heritage development, undertake actions to raise awareness of future challenges and develop coherent solutions. All this requires leadership, passion and a long-term vision in the future. It is necessary for tourism stakeholders, but also for the resident population in the Dolomite areas, to take responsibility and to actively engage in the world heritage development to encourage sustainable development.

For this reason, the roots of World Heritage should serve as inspiration, especially in reference to the values of UNESCO recognition, that is beauty and geology. How can these values turn into valorisation without damaging the protected areas? How can the sense of awareness, pride and responsibility of living in a World Heritage Site grow and develop deeper roots in the region?

The event aims to help answer the following question: What does the UNESCO Dolomites World Heritage stand for? Such a question concerns the way of experiencing the Dolomites from the point of view of a stable inhabitant, the aspects of life in the Dolomites he loves (and those he would like to avoid). Furthermore, it should be assessed the extent to which contemporary tourism development is desirable, and how it should eventually be designed in the future. Possible approaches to the future design of the dolomitic area within the framework of responsibility and credibility will be illustrated also using references to good practices of other UNESCO heritage areas.

Languages: German, Italian, English (simultaneous translation)

Participation is free of charge. Please confirm your participation until September, 15th 2019 using the following link: www.eurac.edu/dolomites.forum


11.00 - 11.45

Harald Pechlaner
Head of the Center for Advanced Studies - Eurac Research
Waltraud Watschinger
President of the Tourism Board of Sexten - Sesto
Christoph Rainer
President of the Association Sextenkultur

Marcella Morandini
Director General of the Dolomites UNESCO Foundation
Maria Carmela Giarratano
Director General at the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea Protection
11.45 – 12.15   
The Relationship between World Heritage Site Inscription & its Effects on Local Identities, Responsibilities & Attitudes towards the Heritage 
Takamitsu Jimura
John Moores University 

12.15 – 12.45 
Human Dimensions of Recreational Use in Yellowstone National Park                   
Kelly S. Bricker
University of Utah

12.45 – 13.15                    

Mario Tonina
Provincial Councillor for the Autonomous Province of Trento
Maria Hochgruber Kuenzer
Provincial Councillor for the Autonomous Province of Bozen - Bolzano
Paolo Gianolla
Professor at the University of Ferrara and scientific advisor at the Dolomiten UNESCO Foundation
Cesare Micheletti
Architect and scientific advisor at the Dolomiten UNESCO Foundation

13.15 – 14.00                   

14.00 – 14.20
Responsibility, Identity, Credibility  
Harald Pechlaner & Anna Scuttari,
Center for Advanced Studies - Eurac Research 

14.20 - 15.20
Roberto Cerrato  
Paesaggi Vitivinicoli di Langhe-Roero e Monferrato – UNESCO WHS (IT)
Sascha Klöpper
Common Wadden Sea - UNESCO WHS (DE)

15.20 - 17.00    
3 Working Tables

You can find the whole program here: Dolomites UNESCO Forum lll_Programm.pdf

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