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8. Scientific Committees 8.4 Traditional Settlements


8.4 Traditional Settlements
OLD TOWN OF XANTHI & DIDIMOTICHO

G.P.Lavas was President of the Committee for the Protection of the Old Town of Xanthi (1976) aiming to avert the declassification of the historic centre. He understood that the development of the urban space of Xanthi - through the documentation of selected units with important features - is related to the study of the changes that they completely transform the relevant space. The proposal plan promoted the definition of the southern part of the city and the central agora as unities to be protected and to be declared as modern monuments.

Professor Lavas also undertook a research program for the documentation and conservation of the old town of Didimoticho (1984) aiming at the promotion of a model for the conservation of historic town centres.
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