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Urban Preservation in Context: Challenges and New Approaches in the Mid-Atlantic Region





This workshop calls together preservationists, city planners, community leaders, academics and students to focus on new approaches to urban historic preservation and their relevance to urban conservation in New Jersey, New York, and the entire mid-Atlantic region. Central to our discussion will be the implementation of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL, 2011).


DATE:    Friday, May 2, 2014

TIME:    10AM – 5PM (lunch will be provided, reception to follow)

LOCATION: Lower Dodge Gallery

            Zimmerli Art Museum

            Rutgers University

            71 Hamilton Street

            New Brunswick, NJ 08901 



10:00 – 10:05 Opening Remarks

10:05 – 10:35 Patricia O’Donnell, Historic Urban Landscapes: Integrating Culture &

Sustainability for a Vibrant Future through UNESCO HUL Mainstreaming 10:35 – 10:55 Conversation with Audience

11:00 – 11:20 Susan Gruel and Fred Heyer, HULs from the Bottom Up: What Does it Mean for Neighborhoods and Towns?

11:20 – 11:50 Conversation with Audience

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:05 – 1:25 Matthew Hill, From the Delaware Riverfront to Washington Square Park: The Historic Urban Landscape Approach in Philadelphia 1:25 – 1:55 Conversation with Audience

2:00 – 2:20 Gabrielle Esperdy, Entropic Snapshots of the Garden State: Defining Historic Urban Landscapes in the City of New Jersey 2:20 – 2:50 Conversation with Audience

3:00 – 4:00 Panel Discussion moderated by Adi Sela Wiener

4:00 – 5:00 Reception


This workshop is co-sponsored by the Rutgers University Program in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies and the Penn Cultural Heritage Center.


Contact:  Geralyn Colvil at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone 848.932.7041
Fax 732.932.1261