In order to protect the cultural heritage attributes and values of Willemstad, the HUL approach was used to support the improvement of zoning regulations by examining the official documents from nomination to protection stages.
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Deterioration due to natural causes; development pressure; policy gap in conservation regulations; lack of maintenance and flawed restoration/renovation works
The monument preservation in Curaçao is applied within three main fields and by their respective institutions and organisations. These fields and the authorities in charge are:
Monument Development Policy; Monuments Council, Monuments Bureau
Co-ordination and Financing; (former) Urban Redevelopment Secretariat, Department of Urban Planning, Monuments Fund Foundation
Implementation; Willemstad Urban Rehabilitation Corporation, Curaçao Housing Foundation, Curaçao Monuments Foundation, Private owners of monuments
Eindhoven University of Technology
Government of Curaçao
UNESCO World Heritage Committee
 Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour was inscribed on the World Heritage List
 The periodic report of ICOMOS referenced several threats that were affecting its state of conservation
 Enhancing the Outstanding Universal Value assessment practices of Willemstad was published in Heritage and Sustainable Development (Volume 1) after the local government partnered in the international research “Outstanding Universal Value, World Heritage cities and Sustainability”
 Presentation in the 6th International Seminar on Urban Conservation in Pernambuco, Brazil
 Master thesis by Aster H. Speckens. Revising world heritage Willemstad : enhancing outstanding universal value assesment practices
 Result of the survey and its following research, Outstanding Universal Value vs. Zoning Regulations in Willemstad.
Outstanding universal value vs zoning regulations : Willemstad as case-study
ICOMOS Technical Review on the State of Conservation of the WH Property “Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Curaçao” (C 819), Kingdom of Netherlands
State of Conservation (2006) of World Heritage Site Historic Area of Willemstad, Inner City and Harbour, Netherlands Antilles
Outstanding Universal Value, World Heritage cities and Sustainability
Monuments of Curaçao WHS Website
Speckens, A. H., Pereira Roders, A. R., & Gonzalez-Manuel, C. (2010). Enhancing the Outstanding Universal Value assessment practices of Willemstad. In R. Amoêda, S. Lira, & C. Pinheiro (Eds.), Heritage 2010, Heritage and Sustainable Development (Volume 1), Evora, Portugal, June 2010 (pp. 271-281). Barcelos: Greenlines Institute for the Sustainable Developement
Pereira Roders, A.R. & Oers, van, R. (2010). Outstanding universal value, world heritage cities and sustainability : mapping assessment processes. In M.T. Albert (Ed.), World Heritage and Cultural Diversity (pp. 225-236). (World Heritage Studies, No. 4). German Commission for UNESCO.