#UNESCO Announcement – In collaboration with Madhya Pradesh #Tourism Board, UNESCO will facilitate a heritage-based urban development planning of #Orchha and #Gwalior on 2011 UNESCO Recommendation. The project is expected to take place until early 2022.
Gwalior, established in the 9th century, is uniquely situated at the interface of its built cultural heritage and local communities with a population of over one million. It has been officially designated a ‘#SmartCity’ by the Indian Government due to its strategic location, close to prominent commercial hubs and tourism circuits in India.
Proposed over 48 weeks, the project aims to produce a set of recommendations that will inform the urban development planning of Gwalior and #Orchha.
UNESCO is aiming to implement to the #HUL Recommendations through a mapping of the historical characteristics of the two cities and technical expertise to promote heritage-based #sustainable urban development. The project is expected to take place until early 2022.
The contributes to the following UN SGDs:
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership of sustainable development.
Keep reading to learn more about how the implementation of these recommendations help achieve #SDGs and promote world cultural #heritage .


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