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Interventions in the historical center of the city of Guanajuato ? Mexico

Angel H. A. Garcia


Abstract
The conservation of the cities, mainly those enrolled in the UNESCO List of Cities Patrimony, are in the urgent necessity of doing things in order to recover and conserve the patrimony. This tasks are not simple because several factors as the historical, the technical, the economic and the social ones affect the conduit of them. From the beginning of the 80s, the City Government jointly with the University of Guanajuato and the associations of local profesionists have participated and asked the Federal and State Government for economic and technical support in order to target the conservation of the city. The result of these efforts is that Guanajuato, capital of state of the same name, became part of the list of the Worldwide Patrimony in December 9th, 1988. From that date, actions taken are bigger every time and have been able to be reflected in the attitudes of most citizens who, valuing the work done, have committed and turned into watchers of the conserved and critics of each one of the interventions being done.


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