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Washington Charter

- A Charter for the Conservation of Historic Towns and Urban Areas, adopted by ICOMOS at its general assembly in Washington in October 1987. A first attempt to compliment the Venice Charter with a set of principles relating to the planning of historic towns and areas. Most importantly, this document understood that these principles must embrace "those steps necessary for the protection, conservation and restoration of such towns and areas as well as their development and harmonious adaption to contemporary life."

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