Climate Change and Historic Cities in the MENA RegionBasing climate change adaptation on Traditional Knowledge, And the sustainable development of historic cities

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited or keynote talk at national or international conference


Within the framework of MEDINA initiative for the management of historic cities in the Arab Region, ICCROM-Sharjah is organizing this workshop to take place between 31stJanuary and 2ndFebruary 2023 in its premises in Sharjah, UAE. The workshop aims to:1-Provide model case studies on the feasibility of adopting traditional knowledge in contemporary architecture in addressing climate action, with the aim of supporting initiatives towards environmental, social, and economic sustainability while maintaining the quality of life in historic cities in the region.2-Raising awareness of the risks associated with climate change, and the role of traditional knowledge in adapting to climate change on the one hand, and in building the resilience of societies in dealing with disasters and associated crises.3-Encourage research into traditional heritage practices to devise sustainable solutions to prepare for existing and potential risks related to climate change, and for a modern architecture compatible with the principles of sustainable development.4-Encourage institutions involved in managing historic cities to coordinate global warming adaptation efforts with the wider framework of city management and emergency preparedness, or link traditional practices with five-year adaptation plans approved by countries based on their commitment to the UNFCCC.5-Devise recommendations to be used in the design of subsequent activities for ICCROM or other institutions. These recommendations may include proposals to integrate traditional building practices into modern sustainable designs, or proposals to develop historic city management policies in dealing with climate change.
Period31 Jan 202302 Feb 2023
Held atUniversity of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Degree of RecognitionInternational