The president of the city council of Hamadan Ali AKbar Nazari on Tuesday on the sidelines of visiting the secretariat of the 8th International Policy Forum on Urban Growth and Conservation in Euro-Asian Corridor said a memorandum has been signed between Hamadan Municipality and the architecture experts at the forum, adding “this memorandum has been signed on the restoration and conservation of the historical textures and old neighborhoods in Hamadan and we intend to use the experiences of the participating architects for this purpose.”
“Based on the conclusions made, this congress will benefit Hamadan since the project of reviving the old and historical neighborhoods in this city will be undertaken through modern methods,” said Nazari.
Noting that 13 countries are participating in the congress, he added that experts from various parts of the world, including Europe and the Middle East, who have been long active in the field of restoration of historical textures, have attended this year’s edition of the forum.
The 8th International Policy Forum on Urban Growth and Conservation in Euro-Asian Corridot co-convened by the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) is taking place from 19-30 September 2015 in Hamadan and Tehran (Iran) thanks to the kind hosting by Hamadan Municipality and local Government, and Iran University of Science and Technology.
Tehran-Hamadan Conference is supported by Center of Architecture and Urban Planning of Persian Seismic Retrofitting Institute.
Hamadan, located at the foot of Zagros Mountains, is considered the oldest capital in the world where the city is still inhabited. Established as the capital of Medes around 700BC, Hamadan remained as a capital throughout the era of Achaemenid Dynasty and Partia. Flourished by trade and commerce with its vast bazaar on the western part of the Silk Road, Hamadan provides charming townscape and historical monuments.