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Historic City of Yazd

World Heritage Site Importance, Values, Management and Challenges

The management plan of a city such as Yazd as a cultural identity centre in Iran, can serve as a model to protect and preserve cultural-historical values of other similar historic cities. Without doubt the Historic City of Yazd and its management plan could be among one of the pilot projects of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme on Earthen Architecture (WHEAP), and would help as a best practice for the development, management and conservation of similar World Heritage Sites and historic cities.

By Mohammad Hassan Talebian

Deputy for Cultural Heritage Iranian Cultural Heritage Handicraft and Tourism Organization

Edited by Siavash Laghai

International Institute on Territorial and Environmental Dynamics

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Photo credit: Yazd from above © ICHHTO