Historic Urban Landscape Project

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  • July 23, 2021
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Historic Urban Landscape Project

Part of: GS Prelims and GS I – Culture

In news Madhya Pradesh has launched UNESCO’s ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ project for Gwalior and Orchha cities of State.

  • The development and management plan of these cities will be prepared by UNESCO.
  • All aspects including history, culture, food, lifestyle, economic development, community development will be included in it.
  • These places will now be jointly developed by UNESCO, Government of India and Madhya Pradesh by focusing on their historical and cultural improvement.

What is the Background?

  • Gwalior and Orchha in Madhya Pradesh were included in the list of UNESCOs world heritage cities under its urban landscape city programme in December 2020.
  • Gwalior: It was established in the 9th century and ruled by Gurjar Pratihar Rajvansh, Tomar, Baghel Kachvaho and Scindias.
  • Orchha: It is popular for its temples and palaces and was the capital of the Bundela kingdom in the 16th century.
  • The famous spots in the town are Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal, Ramraja Temple, Rai Praveen Mahal, and Laxminarayan Mandir 

About the ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ Approach:

  • It was adopted in 2011 at UNESCO’s General Conference.
  • UNESCO defines HUL approach as an integrated approach towards managing heritage resources found within dynamic and evolving environments.
  • HUL acknowledges the interconnections within a city, which occur between the built and natural environments, the tangible and intangible values, as well as within the cultural and social practices of a community.
  • The approach addresses the policy, governance and management concerns involving a variety of stakeholders, including local, national, regional, international, public and private actors in the urban development process.

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