1. The general principles set forth in the Bruges Resolutions (1975) can be applied more or less universally to the conservation of
smaller historic towns; the implementation of these resolutions must however take into account the specific social, economic and
political problems of the different regions of the world.
Smaller historic towns can be classified into different types which are characterized by problems in common and by specific features
which vary, among other things according to their size, cultural context and economic function. Measures adopted to revitalize and
rehabilitate such towns must respect the rights, customs and aspirations of their inhabitants and must be responsive to communal aims
and objectives. Consequently, as regards both strategy and tactics, each case must be judged on its own merits.