Camagüey, Jan 8.- The environmental topics linked to the preservation of the urban historical centers before the increasing influence of the climate change, will center the debates of the 10th International Symposium “Challenges in the Cities Handling and Management” this year. To be celebrated in this locality from February 1 to 3, the event will deal with difficulties related to the contamination of the heritage areas, the impact human activity has on them, and the necessary care of the historic urban landscape.
Until now, more than 40 works for the contest are registered in the forms of presentation, panel and poster, in charge of specialists of research centers and of Cuban universities, although foreign experts from Chile, Ecuador, Colombia and Mexico will also participate.
José Rodríguez Barreras, director of the Office of the Historian of the City of Camagüey (OHCC), pointed out that the quality of the investigations presented this year far exceed those of previous editions, which forced to carry out selection process after their admission.
On the other hand, María Isabel Carmenates Bringas, director of the Master Plan area of this institution, added that the environment and physical built heritage interrelation caused a great interest in the scientific- academic field of the country and on a global scale.
Parallel to the meeting, its organizers plan an action program at the University of Camagüey “Ignacio Agramonte Loynaz“, that includes specialists talks and conferences addressed to the students, depending on their professional profile.
Guests like Eusebio Leal Spengler, historian of Havana, who will give a magisterial conference, Doctor José Rubiera Torres, director of the Forecasting Center of the Meteorology Institute of Cuba, and Gladys Collazo Usallán, president of the National Heritage Council.
With an annual basis, the International Symposium “Challenges in the Cities Handling and Management” is sponsored by the OHCC, and also has the collaboration of the embassy of Norway in Cuba and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).(PL)