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Strategic Plan 2009-2011

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Annual Report

1. New Executive
2. Strategic Plan
3. Advocacy
4. Doctrine

1. New Executive

Marc de Caraffe, Canada

Lena Palmqvist, Sweden

Augusto Villalon, Philippines

Secretary general:

Valeria Prieto, Mexico

Honorary members:

Kirsti Kovanen, Finland

Miles Lewis, Australia

Christoph Machat, Germany

Blanca Nino, Guatemala

The committee has currently 105 members from more than 40 countries, and six honorary members from five countries.   

2. Strategic Plan

An eight-point action plan is being implemented: 

1.  Hold next meeting in Mexico under theme “Pride of Place” in November 2006  

2.  Produce illustrated version of the Vernacular Charter.

3.  Write history of Traditional Building Construction. 

4.  Form strategic alliances with other groups interested in vernacular architecture

5.  Review committee with a view to align it with Eger-Xi’an principles.

6. Organize international meeting on vernacular reconstruction in devastated areas.

7.  Launch CIAV periodical news bulletin

8.  Launch awards program by obtaining nominations from members. 

The plan is based on the decisions and projects that have been taken in the committee in the past few years. 

3. Advocacy

Two resolutions proposed by CIAV were adopted at the General Assembly of ICOMOS in Xi’an

1. Resolution on the safeguard of vernacular traditions in disaster areas

2. Resolution to abandon construction of a road bridge that would destroy the historic character of the town of Tomo-no-Ura in Japan. 

4. Doctrine

The Charter on the conservation of the built vernacular heritage was adopted by the general assembly in 1999.  It is in use in five languages through the committee’s web site.  The committee is working on its wider distribution in the conservation field. 

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 15:04  


Welcome to the International Committee of Vernacular Architecture (CIAV). CIAV is an ICOMOS Scientific Committe. To visit the ICOMOS web site, click www.icomos.org. The International Scientific Committee of Vernacular Architecture advises International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and the World Heritage Committee (WHC) on matters that pertain to all aspects of the management of rural areas, village settlements and vernacular architecture.