Human-Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation

It is with great excitement that I share the publication of my new book, co-edited with Barry Stiefel, Human-Centered Built Environment Heritage Preservation: Theory and Evidence-Based Practice, which was officially released by Routledge last week. (Google Books link here.) The official description is as follows: Human-Centered Built Environment Heritage...

Disasters, resiliency, and built heritage

I would like to share the work of one of my students, Jamesha Gibson, who recently graduated with a Masters in Historic Preservation and a Master of Community Planning from the University of Maryland. She just published “From Engagement to Empowerment: How Heritage Professionals Can Incorporate Participatory Methods in Disaster...

Call for papers, videos, and e-exhibitions on participatory methodologies and intangible cultural heritage

I received the text, below, from one of the conference organizers. MEMORIAMEDIA review CALL FOR PAPERS, VIDEOS and e-EXHIBITIONS Deadline 30th September 2018 Theme PARTICIPATORY METHODOLOGIES and INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE MEMORIAMEDIA project (MI/IELT) has a peer reviewed e-journal dedicated to promote, communicate and document projects, studies and archives of INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE (ICH). For this issue, authors are...

A successful example of a grassroots, justice-oriented built heritage conservation project

A recent preservation effort in England is well worth the time to understand because it relates so strongly to the future of the field. But, it’s who led these efforts that’s remarkable: it wasn’t preservationists/conservationists, but rather skateboarders. And we could learn a lot from their lesson. You’ll understand...

CEQ wants to change the NEPA rules for the first time in a generation: My modest proposal

In August of last year, President Trump issued Executive Order 13807 directing the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), a division of the Executive Office of the President, to review rules related to the implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, which are 40 CFR parts 1500-1508. The...

Call for posters: Latin@s in Heritage Conservation, Encuentro 2018, Providence, RI

I received the text, below, from one of the conference organizers. Call for Posters Encuentro 2018 Latin@s in Heritage Conservation April 26 to 28,  Roger Williams University, Providence, Rhode Island (USA) Encuentro 2018 is a convening to exchange ideas with fellow practitioners and advocates for Latin@ historic preservation. Latin@s...

Recognizing research excellence in practice-based environmental design: Applications for EDRA CORE open Dec. 1

The Environmental Design Research Association’s (EDRA’s) Certificate of Research Excellence (CORE) program offers professional certification for exceptional, rigorous, and impactful practice-based environmental design research studies.If you have conducted rigorous environmental design research that has value to the design or conservation industries and/or project stakeholders, submit your study for CORE certification. Applications will be accepted December 1, 2017...

Call for abstracts: IASTE 2018: The Politics of Tradition (November 6, 2017 deadline)

I received the text, below, from one of the conference organizers. IASTE 2018: The Politics of Tradition THE SIXTEENTH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL ENVIRONMENTS (IASTE) October 4 – 7,  2018, Coimbra, Portugal “The Politics of Tradition” is the theme of the sixteenth conference of...