Comment to the ACHP on “Notice of Proposed Policy Statement on Historic Preservation and Community Revitalization”

In April of 2016, I sent a reply to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation commenting on their draft Policy Statement on Historic Preservation and Community Revitalization. I thought it…

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Do you teach in an historic preservation/heritage conservation program? How do you know you’re doing it well?

If you teach in an historic preservation or built heritage conservation program in a college or university, you may be aware that there are very few publications that directly address…

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Getty releases publication on consensus building and conflict resolution in heritage planning

Back in 2009, the Getty held a conference on "Consensus Building, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution for Heritage Place Management." Although perhaps a bit tardy, the eponymous proceedings have finally been…

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Are we “ensnared in the system of heritage” because we don’t want to escape?

Recently, I was reading through the papers from the 2013 Australia ICOMOS Conference in the journal, Historic Environment (vol. 27, no. 2, 2015). A couple of papers really struck my…

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Seminar on Interventions in Cultural Property Affected by Legal Protection

Earlier today, I attended a half-day seminar on “Interventions in Cultural Property Affected by Legal Protection,” which covered the legal framework for built heritage protection and the general practice of…

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