This Symposium, held from 13 to 14 November in San Francisco, California, is convened by US/ICOMOS in partnership with the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), UNESCO World Heritage Centre, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and the U.S. National Park Service.
The 2018 US/ICOMOS Symposium Program Committee invites abstracts for papers to be shared within a Culture-Nature Journey that explores the growing understanding that cultural and natural heritage are inextricably linked in many landscapes and waterscapes. Effective and long lasting conservation of these places depends on better integration of these ‘entangled dimensions’. This symposium builds on, and advances, the Nature-Culture Journey at the IUCN World Conservation Congress (2016) and the Culture-Nature Jpurney at the ICOMOS Triennial General Assembly. Sessions at the US/ICOMOS Symposium will further explore the interconnections of cultural and natural heritage and ways to shape long-term sustainable conservation.
Goals for the US/ICOMOS Symposium
This symposium offers an opportunity for knowledge sharing and assessment of lessons learned from national and international experience. Through exploration of different areas of heritage practice, the Symposium aims to identify actionable outcomes that will further integration of culture and nature for more effective conservation.
The symposium will take place on 13-14 November in San Francisco, in conjunction with the IUCN 70th Anniversary Town Hall Meeting on 12 November and the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s PastForward Conference, 14-16 November.
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