Santa Croce church and archeological area
Seferihisar district
Serra Do Xurés Natural Park in Galicia
Sava River Basin
Sustainable Historic Environments holistic reconstruction through Technological Enhancement and community-based Resilience
The overall objective of SHELTER is to establish cross-scale, multidimensional, data-driven and community based operational knowledge framework for heritage-led and conservation-friendly resilience enhancement and sustainable reconstruction of Historic Areas to cope with Climate Change and natural hazards.
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Save the Date for the EU Task Force for Climate Neutral and Resilience Historic Urban Districts - 2nd Meeting

The 2nd Meeting of the EU Task Force for Climate Neutral and Resilient Historic Urban Districts that will be conducted virtually on the 14th & 15th of December 2021. The event will include open discussions in three thematic areas:

1. The resilience of historic urban districts;
2. The assessment, monitoring, and evaluation of risks and resilience;
3. The development of equitable solutions for and with the communities;

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together actors from the cultural sector, the research community, and policy-makers to discuss and identify the obstacles, opportunities, best practices, and tools to render the historic urban districts, climate neutral. By doing so, the task force aims to provide support to the European authorities and decision-makers to develop common evidence-based policies, strategies, and procedures to support the adaptation of historic districts to climate change.

Event details:

The meeting will be conducted virtually on the 14th & 15th of December 2021 and will include three sessions in three thematic areas. In each session, participants will pitch problems, opportunities, and best practices from their daily practice, as well as methods and tools (own developments as well as ones already in use) related to each thematic area through short presentations. Based on these presentations, participants will join interactive discussions to match problems, best practices, methods, and tools with each other. Please share your feedback on each thematic area on the following miro boards before the event. The final agenda will be designed according to your input. You can participate in all or in whichever thematic area you are most interested in.

14 December
  • 9:00 -10:30 CET: The resilience of historic urban districts | miro board here.
  • 10:30 -12:00 CET: The assessment, monitoring, and evaluation of risks and resilience | miro board here.
15 December
  • 10:00 -12:00 CET: The development of equitable solutions for and with the communities | miro board here.
Venue: Online

Registrations are now open, click here to register.

The task force has been established by the Horizon 2020 projects, SHELTER, HYPERIONARCH &  in response to and support of the Horizon 2020 ‘Heritage Alive’ orientation to increase resilience and sustainable reconstruction of historic areas to cope with climate change and hazard events”.

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PARTICIPANTS +77 persons from Consortium partners, sister projects ARCH and HYPERION, invited guests from the European Commission, UNESCO, ICOMOS, national Ministries of Culture and cities representatives as well as other relevant key stakeholders. WORKPLAN The EU Task force event kicked-off the discussion on the role historic urban districts can play in making European cities climate neutral and more resilient, presenting solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation that can be employed in historic urban districts and how the socio-cultural factors associated with historic urban districts can drive and support climate action.

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