Rural landscapes is the theme of the Scientific Symposium of the 2019 ICOMOS General Assembly in Marrakesh, Morocco on October 17th. Titled “Rural Heritage: Landscapes and Beyond,” the Symposium brings together heritage experts from around the world to share case
On July 3rd, 2019, the Climate Change and Heritage Working Group of ICOMOS delivered a new report on the critical importance of heritage issues to international climate change policy, to the States Parties of the World Heritage Committee. Titled “The Future
Thirty years after the publication of “Dealing With Change in the Connecticut River Valley,” a widely acclaimed publication for the landscape planning profession, is a perfect time to reflect on the impact writing about new thoughts and ideas can have.
This research presents two aspects of the the state of recognition and protection for heritage trees worldwide: examples of regulatory efforts in specific countries, and the state of the research on heritage trees, their identification, protection and management. Heritage trees
The United Nations has predicted that by 2050, 66% of the world population will be living in cities (United Nations, 2015). To house this growing urban population, new living settlements such as informal settlements, squatter housing or illegal subdivisions have
Heritage trees provide a sense of permanency and sense of place, an important gene pool, and also a critical repository of potential pharmaceutical resources. As the “elder statesmen” of a species, heritage or “champion” trees are a living reminder of
In September 2016, the UMass Center for Heritage & Society paired up with US/ICOMOS to report on the Nature-Culture Journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu. The Nature-Culture Journey was a series of over 50 sessions at the
Most great ideas that come along in society, bubble up under the surface, independently and in multiple locations, until suddenly there is a critical mass of people and organizations talking about the same thing. That is what has happened over