Announcement upcoming CHAPS conference
Shifting Cities: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century
Urbanization is the defining phenomenon of 21st century. For the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities, an amount that is expected to rise to nearly 70 percent by 2050, with the highest percentage of growth occurring in Asia and Africa. Not only does this growth profoundly affect the physical environment, but it also reveals the rapidly shifting nature of urban populations. The density and diversity of urban encounters and interactions can generate incredible creativity as well as conflict. Within this multidimensional environment, urban heritage can be as dynamic as the city’s population.
This international conference, SHIFTING CITIES: Urban Heritage in the 21st Century, will look specifically at the phenomenon of shifting populations and its effect on urban heritage. Hosted by Rutgers’ Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS), this conference will bring together leading scholars and practitioners from around the world to address the complex and interconnected challenges facing cities and their populations. The overarching goal is to identify new approaches towards working effectively with diverse and dynamic populations as part of current efforts to rethink the meaning and practice of heritageconservation within the “shifting cities” that define urbanism in the 21st century.
More information about this event will appear on the conference webpage.
Conserving Cultural Landscapes Publication
Conserving Cultural Landscapes
Challenges and New Directions
Presenting Papers from Rutgers CHAPS 2012 International conference, Cultural Landscapes: Preservation Challenges in the 21st Century, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of UNESCO's World Heritage Convention, Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions offers new approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes in recognition of the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past.
Edited by Ken Taylor, Australian National University, Australia
Archer St. Clair Harvey, Rutgers University, USA
and Nora J. Mitchell, University of Vermont, USA
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