Sustainable Development Conference

March 7th: 9:15am - 5:00pm
March 8th: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Location: Stanford Archaeology Center, Building 500, 488 Escondido Mall                                                                                                                               


The Conservation of Urban Landscapes & Sustainable Development

France-Stanford Conference


In a world where cities are ever increasing in size and significance, how can urban archaeology, heritage and development be reconciled?


This international conference on ‘The conservation of historic urban landscapes and sustainable development’ brings together heritage practitioners, urban planners, architects, cultural policy experts and archaeologists in order to explore this very question. The principle focus is on integrating policies and practices of conservation into the wider goals of urban development with full respect of related environmental, social and cultural values and concerns. In taking this holistic approach that brings together both theory and application across a variety of disciplines, this conference considers how actual policies might be successfully implemented – particularly the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape – in contemporary cities around the globe.







  • Stefania Abakerli, World Bank
  • Suzanne Abel, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University
  • Janice Argaillot, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
  • Francesco Bandarin, Assistant Director General for Culture, UNESCO
  • Aliyu Salisu Barau, University Teknologi Malaysia
  • Alicia Castillo, Departmento de Prehistoria, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Pascal Depaepe, Inrap, France
  • Cécile Doustaly, Université de Cergy-Pontoise
  • Karl Grossner, Stanford University Libraries
  • Julio Hoil Gutierrez, CIESAS Peninsular Mexico
  • Cherkea Howery, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
  • Stacey Jessiman de Nanteuil, Visiting Scholar, Stanford Archaeology Center
  • Albino P.J. Jopelo, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Sophia Labadi, Centre for Heritage, University of Kent
  • Marie-Odile Lavandhomme, Inrap, France
  • Richard M. Leventhal, Penn Cultural Heritage Center, University of Pennsylvania
  • Alicia Liebel-Berg, Rafferty Rafferty Tollefson Lindeke Architects, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Lynn Meskell, Director, Stanford Archaeology Center, Stanford University
  • Patricia M. O’Donnell, FASLA, AICP, Principal, Heritage Landscapes LLC, Preservation Landscapes Architects & Planners, Charlotte VT and Norwalk, CT
  • Eduardo Rojas, Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania
  • Sandra Scham, Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland and Advisor to the Middle East and Asia Bureaus of USAID
  • Ilia Alvarado Sizzo, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Lori Weekes, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
  • Lindsay Weiss, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford Archaeology Center
  • Lauren Yapp, Deptartment of Anthropology, Stanford University

Conference Program here




The conference is sponsored by:  the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, the Université de Cergy-Pontoise, the CICC (Research Centre on Comparative Civilizations and Cultural Identities) and (Foundation for Cultural Heritage Sciences). It is in partnership with: the Stanford Archaeology Center and the University of Kent, Centre for Heritage


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