2012 Chaps Conference: Cultural Landscapes

CULTURAL LANDSCAPES: PRESERVATION CHALLENGES IN THE 21ST CENTURY, OCTOBER 12-14, 2012

Cultural Landscapes: Preservation Challenges in the 21st Century brought together leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to examine five core themes around the concept, implementation, and management of cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes. The conference curated an interdisciplinary forum for forward-looking approaches to 21st century challenges, with the objective of mapping strategies for a ten-year plan of action within these areas. The edited volume, Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions draws from this initiative. ‘Cultural Landscapes’ provided a unique opportunity in time and place for the United States to reaffirm its presence within the international arena of cultural heritage preservation. 
Keynote Speakers:
• Mechtild Rössler, UNESCO World Heritage Center. 
• Stephanie Toothman, National Park Service 
• Gustavo Araoz, President, International Council on Monuments and Sites 
• Christina Cameron, University of Montreal
• Kathryn Moore, Birmingham City University, School of Architecture