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WMF Sponsors International Symposium on Conservation and Sustainable Development of Italian Tuff Towns

In May 2008, the World Monuments Fund (WMF), in collaboration with the Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy (NIAUSI), is convening an international symposium at Civita di Bagnoregio, Pitigliano, and Orvieto to develop effective conservation strategies for the tuff towns, the legendary hilltop towns of Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio. Participants include geotechnical engineers, conservators, local government officials, as well as experts in regional planning, cultural tourism, and sustainable economic development.

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