About the World Conferences of Historical Cities

The 5th Conference in XIAN 1996


Xian, Peoples' Republic of China
Xian Garden Hotel


September 9 to 13, 1996


"Revival of Historical Cities"

Session 1 "Traditional Civilization and Modern Thinking"
Session 2 "Exploration and Utilization of Historical and Cultural Resources"
Session 3 "Protection of Historical Heritages, Construction of ModernCities and Cooperation among Historical Capitals"


Number of participating cities: 51 (37 countries)

(Member cities)

Alexandria (Arab Republic of Egypt), Amsterdam (Kingdom of the Netherland), Budapest (Republic of Hungary), Cologne (Federal Republic of Germany), Cracow (Republic of Poland), Cusco (Republic of Peru), Edinburgh (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Florence (Republic of Italy), Gyeongju (Republic of Korea), Hanoi (Socialist Republic of Viet Nam), Isfahan (Islamic Republic of Iran), Istanbul (Republic of Turkey), Katmandu (Kingdom of Nepal), Kyoto (Japan), Lahore (Islamic Republic of Pakistan), Lisbon (Portuguese Republic), Montreal (Canada), Nanjing (People's Republic of China), Paris (French Republic), Rio de Janeiro (Federative Republic of Brazil), Rome (Republic of Italy), Ulan Bator (Mongolia), Vienna (Republic of Austria), Xian (People's Republic of China), Yogyakarta (Republic of Indonesia), Zagreb (Republic of Croatia), Zurich (Swiss Confederation)

(Non member cities)

Baghdad (Iraq), Beijing (China), Brazilia (Brazil), Cordoba (Spain), Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine), Funahashi (Japan), Habana (Cuba), The Hague (Netherland), Helsingborg (Sweden), Iasi (Romania), Kaifeng (China), Kansas City (U.S.A.), Konya (Turkey), Montpellier (France), Moscow (Russia), Nara (Japan), Phitsanulok (Thailand), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Seoul (Korea), Shiraz (Iran), Vientiane (Laos), Westminster (U.K.), Yangon (Myanmar)

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