Austria, 5-10 June 2016
Our member region Vienna (AT) will host the kick-off meeting of the important 15th World Conference of Historical Cities and invites the AER member regions to join the conference which will focus on “Smart, innovative, creative historical cities of the future” with lectures, workshops and discussion.
The main part of the conference is planned to be held in Bad Ischl (7-9 June), placed in one of the most beautiful, but also historical areas of Austria and part of the AER member region of Upper Austria. However, part of the programme will be also held in other beautiful historical cities of Austria, such as Vienna (5-6 June) and Salzburg (10 June). An excursion to the exeptional world cultural heritage city of Hallstatt (Upper Austria also) is also previewed the 8th of June.
The League of Historical Cities
15th World Conference of Historical Cities is organised by the League of Historical Cities. Vienna is actually holding the vice presidency of this organisation. The conference organisers aim to bring together representatives from historical cities and sites on all continents. The three sub-themes of the conference will focus on: Development of tourism to promote city identity; Creating liveable smart historical cities; Engaging citizens including young people to plan for the future.