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...

EDRA49 Call for Proposals — preservation/conservation and social equity (Dec 1, 2017 deadline)

I am the Chair of the non-profit organization that is hosting this conference and highly encourage submissions that address moving “conservation equity” beyond natural environments into cultural ones. EDRA conferences have always included historic preservation/built heritage/cultural landscape content that focuses on the relationship between people and place and offer...

What is Critical Heritage Studies and how does it incorporate the discipline of history?

At the recent meeting of the US chapter of the Association for Critical Heritage Studies, a frequent question, especially from graduate students, was “what is critical heritage studies”? There was a wide range of responses to this question, often from disciplinary perspectives, which should not be surprising given the...