Historic centres must be living, vibrant places for both residents and tourists. How do we balance the needs of the tourist economy with reducing environmental impact? How can authorities keep monuments safe and accessible while delivering on conservation objectives?

Lead partner Sviluppumbria has organised a TED-style talk, conducted by sustainability expert Andy Fryers, who discusses how competing and sometimes conflicting demands can be managed using innovative, sustainable methods appropriate for urban settings, involving not only institutions dealing with cultural heritage, but also stakeholders in transport, tourism, services and local government.

The event is part of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 and subject to advance registration.