Cultural Values & the Contemporary Urban Landscape

Julian Smith will share current international thinking on cultural landscape theory and practice.  It is a relatively new planning concept, emerging at the intersection of nature and culture, continuity and diversity, the old and the new.  It is a response to changing attitudes in both the conservation field and the design and development fields. In a period when people are searching for more integrated approaches to community development, cultural landscape theory and practice provides a broad ecological approach to sustainable practice.  Julian has consulted with UNESCO, the World Bank, federal and provincial governments, and the private sector to help develop cultural landscape theory and practice as part of a more dynamic approach to cultural resources and practices in a wide variety of settings.

Event details:
Date: April 4, 2014 ( 7 – 9 p.m.)
Location: SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, reservations are required. Reserve

About Julian Smith:
Julian is an architect, conservator, and educator. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of heritage conservation in general, and to cultural landscape theory and practice in particular. He began his career in the contemporary design field with Peter Eisenman in New York, and then spent a number of years in India researching the cognitive mapping of historic town centres.

Sponsored by: 
ICOMOS Canada, Parks Canada, City of Vancouver, and Heritage BC.

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