15th World Conference of Historical Cities

The 15th world conference of Historical Cities will be held in Bad Ischl, Austria on 7th to 9 June 2016.


The main theme of the conference is: “Smart, innovative, creative historical cities of the futures”.  Hundreds of representatives from historical cities and sites of all continents are expected.

Mayor of Bad Ischl, Mr. Hannes Hiede invite African mayors to be part of the event.  Some African cities are part of the 108 cities member of the League of Historical Cities: Accra (Ghana), Cape Town (South Africa), Alexandria (Egypt), Algiers (Algeria), Fez (Morocco), Tunis (Tunisia) Giza (Egypt), Luxor (Egypt).

Sub themes of the conference are:

-Development of tourism to promote city identity

-Creating livable smart historical cities

-Engaging citizens including young people to plan the future

During the event, the traditional Youth Forum will take place to bring together equally interested young people from different cultures to talk on their approach to the historical heritage.

Dr. Eva Nowotny, Ambassador of the Austrian UNESCO Commission will be the keynote speaker.

For registration and news about the world conference, you can visit the official website here.

It should be noted that: the purpose of the League is to contribute to the realization of eternal world peace so desired for the future of mankind by all people everywhere; an organization which will deepen mutual understanding by transcending national boundaries and building on the common foundation of historical cities to strengthen affiliations between cities. The League also aims to contribute to the further development of each historical city.