Lyon and the international network OWHC, Organization of world heritage cities

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OWHC, Organization of world heritage cities

The status of Lyon in the network:
  • active member of the OWHC network
Year in which Lyon joined the network:


Topic addressed in the network:
  • Heritage.

The Organisation of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) supports the members of its network in considerations regarding urban management and preservation of the heritage as necessary to obtain the UNESCO label.

Lyon's action in the international OWHC network

Very committed to the activities of the OWHC, at regional and international level, the City of Lyon was elected for 3 successive terms of office as "Vice-president of the Board of Directors" - in accordance with the organisation's memorandum, 2007-2011 -  before passing the torch on to Bordeaux.

From 2008 to 2012, Lyon was responsible for coordinating the collection of case studies on the conservation and management of historic cities, entitled "Historic cities in development: keys for understanding and acting" in the context of a Steering Committee bringing together the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, the Council of Europe, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, ICOMOS and the Getty Conservation Institute.


Bruno Delas

Mairie de Lyon

responsable de la mission site historique de Lyon