City braces for heritage conservation summit

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Thursday, August 14, 2014


ILOILO City will host the third National Heritage Conservation Summit on October 24-26, 2014 to be participated by some 200 participants from various parts of the country.

The summit, themed “Revitalizing Historic Downtowns”, will discuss the current state of heritage conservation and best practices in historic old quarters, districts and downtown revitalization in the Philippines and Asia.

A case study on the revitalization of Calle Real as a historic business district will be presented by Dr. Kristin G. Treñas, president of the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage Conservation Council.

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Other case studies to be presented in the summit are in Escolta, Manila for the revitalization of an historic business district; Taal, Batangas for the revitalization of a historic town; and Angeles City, Pampanga for the removal of street wires in historic center.

A round table discussion on revitalizing the old downtowns will be conducted with panelists Architect Paulo Alcazaren, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, Dr. Trenas and Architect Joy Martinez-Onozawa.

The summit will be facilitated by the Heritage Conservation Society and the City Government.

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