About LHC

The 18th World Conference of historical Cities

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  • FormationNovember 1987
  • HeadquartersKyoto, Japan
  • Aims
    • 1Promotion of Cultural Exchange between the participating cities

    • 2Deepening mutual understanding by transcending national boundaries and building on the common foundation of historical cities to strengthen affiliations between cities.

    • 3Sharing information in order to overcome the common challenges

    • 4Revitalization and mutualization of local cities

    • 5Nurturing youth talent

  • ChairpersonKADOKAWA Daisaku (門川大作), Mayor of Kyoto
  • PartnershipICOMOS, OWHC
  • Principal Officers(As of April 2022)
  • No. Titles Country City
    1 Chairperson Japan Kyoto
    2 Vice-Chairperson Turkey Konya
    3 Vice-Chairperson China Xi’an
    4 Director Austria Bad lschi
    5 Director Australia Ballarat
    6 Director Korea Gyeongju
    7 Director Slovakia Ljubljana
    8 Director Iran Shiraz
    9 Auditor Japan Kanazawa
  • Member Cities 65 Countries 125 CitiesDetails
    • Africa (6)

      Alexandrea (Egypt), Algiers (Algeria), Fes (Morocco), Giza (Egypt), Luxor (Egypt), Tunis (Tunisia)

    • Asia (34)

      Andong(South Korea), Buyeo(South Korea), Chengdu (China), Chiang Mai (Thailand), Dujiangyan(China), Gongju(South Korea), Gyeongju(South Korea), Hanoi (Viet Nam), Harion(Nepal), Himeji (Japan), Hue (Viet Nam), Kaesong (North Korea), Kamakura (Japan), Kanazawa (Japan), Kathmandu (Nepal), Kurunegala (Sri Lanka), Kyoto (Japan), Lahore (Pakistan), Matsue (Japan), Nanjing (China), Nara (Japan), Suwon (South Korea), Taichung (Chinese Taipei), Tainan (Chinese Taipei), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Varanasi (India), Vigan (Philippines), Vyas (Nepal), Wuxi (China), Xi‘an (China), Yangon (Myanmar), Yangzhou (China), Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Zhengzhou (China)

    • Europe (54)

      Alba Iulia (Romania), Amsterdam (Netherlands), Athens (Greece), Bad Ischl(Austria), Barcelona (Spain), Bordeaux (France), Bratislava (Slovakia), Brussels (Belgium), Budapest (Hungary), Chernivtsi (Ukraine), Cologne (Germany), Constanţa(Romania), Córdoba (Spain), Dublin (Ireland), Edinburgh (UK), Florence (Italy), Geneva (Switzerland), The Hague (Netherlands), Helsingborg (Sweden), Iași(Romania), Izhevsk (Russian Federation), Kazan (Russian Federation), Klaipeda (Lithuania), Kraków (Poland), Kutaisi (Georgia), Kyiv (Ukraine), Lisbon (Portugal), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Lutsk (Ukraine), Lviv(Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus), Montpellier (France), Mtskheta (Georgia), Nicosia (Cyprus), Niš(Serbia), Norwich (UK), Odesa (Ukraine), Paris (France), Prague (Czechia), Riga (Latvia), Rome (Italy), Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Sheki (Azerbaijan), Southeast Region of Malta (Malta), Strasbourg (France), Syzran (Russian Federation), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Termez(Uzbekistan), VelikoTarnovo(Bulgaria), Venice (Italy), Vienna (Austria), Vladimir (Russian Federation), Zagreb (Croatia)

    • Pacific (4)

      Ballarat (Australia), Melbourne (Australia), Norwood Paynehamand St Peters (Australia), Whanganui (New Zealand)

    • North America (3)

      Boston (USA), Montreal (Canada),Quebec (Canada)

    • Latin America (5)

      Cartagena (Colombia), Cuenca (Ecuador), Cusco (Peru), Guadalajara (Mexico), Mexico City (Mexico)

  • Previous Conferences
  • No. Year Location Theme
    1st 1987 Kyoto, Japan Historical Cities in the 21st Century - Tradition and Creativity
    2nd 1988 Florence, Italy Historical Cities for the Future of Humankind
    3rd 1991 Barcelona, Spain The Memories of and Futures of Cities
    4th 1994 Kyoto, Japan In Quest of the Wisdom of Historical Cities
    5th 1996 Xi’an, China Revival of Historical Cities
    6th 1998 Krakow, Poland Heritage and Development of Historical Cities
    7th 2000 Montpellier, France History and Values
    8th 2003 Montreal, Canada Conserving and Developing: How? With whom? Why?
    9th 2005 Gyeongju, Rep. of Korea The Present and Future of Historical Cities: Preservation and Restoration of Historical and Cultural Cities
    10th 2006 Ballarat, Australia Sustainable Historical Cities
    11th 2008 Konya, Turkey Living Heritage in Historical Cities
    12th 2010 Nara, Japan Succession of Historical City with Creative Revitalization
    13th 2012 Hue, Vietnam Defining Universal Heritage Challanges and Solutions
    14th 2014 Yangzhou, China Historical Cities: Ancient Culture Integrated into Modern Civilization
    15th 2016 Bad Ischl, Austria Smart, innovative, creative historical cities of the future
    16th 2018 Bursa, Turkey The Impact of Globalization on Culture and Way of Living
    17th 2021 Kazan, Russia Historical and Cultural Heritage as the Basis of National and Regional identity
    18th 2022 Andong, Rep. of Korea Future-Oriented Historical City Based on Community
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