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QUITO : A Vote for Heritage

November 13, 1990

How can poverty-plagued, crowded and polluted Third World cities stop the decay and destruction of their historical buildings and monuments?

That's one of the questions that architects, urban planners, economists and engineers from Latin America, the United States and Europe will be addressing at a seminar in the Ecuadorean capital this week jointly sponsored by the Getty Conservation Institute and the Regional Project for Cultural Heritage and Development of the United Nations.

Quito was the first historic city in Latin America to be declared a Cultural Heritage Site by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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