In a world where cities are ever increasing in size and significance, how can conservation, heritage and development be reconciled?
How can policies and practices of conservation be integrated into the wider goals of urban development with full respect of related environmental, social and cultural values and concerns?
This international conference focusing on historic urban landscapes and sustainable development brings together cultural policy experts, archaeologists, historians, geographers, economists, heritage practitioners, urban planners and architects, in order to explore the question.
In taking a holistic approach encompassing both theory and application across a variety of disciplines, this conference considers how actual policies might be successfully implemented in contemporary cities around the globe, particularly with reference to the 2011 UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape.
The second day is devoted to the Cergy-Stanford heritage science workshop, a meeting point between exact sciences and social and human sciences, where experts examine how interdisciplinary methodology can enrich the study of tangible heritage.
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), the Stanford Archaeology Center, the University of Kent, Centre for Heritage, CREW (Centre for Research in the English Speaking World, and the Foundation des Sciences du Patrimoine.
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