The design and implementation and updating/upgrading of site management plans are one of the compulsory requirements for world heritage sites, however, the definition of well designed and enforced heritage management plans is also recommended for all cultural heritage at large. However, the absence of adequate management plans is one of the main issues at stake which often is found to be also one of the main causes of threat to cultural heritage both during ordinary times and even worse in times crisis. Session C of the conference will give emphasis to this particular weakness exploring the following aspects:
Cultural heritage protection using large scale planning instruments (e.g. Master plans, Land use and Regional planning) for the identification of threats and develop risk management plans as a matter or good territorial Governance.