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Cultural Values and the Contemporary Urban Landscape

A Presentation by Julian Smith. 

An ICOMOS Canada event, sponsored by Heritage BC. 

Friday April 4th – SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver (7 – 9 pm). 

Admission is free, but reservations are required. 

Please reserve here

Julian Smith will share current international thinking on cultural landscape theory and practice.  It is a relatively new planning concept, emerging at the intersection of nature and culture, continuity and diversity, the old and the new.

It is a response to changing attitudes in both the conservation field and the design and development fields. In a period when people are searching for more integrated approaches to community development, cultural landscape theory and practice provides a broad ecological approach to sustainable practice. 

Julian has consulted with UNESCO, the World Bank, federal and provincial governments, and the private sector to help develop cultural landscape theory and practice as part of a more dynamic approach to cultural resources and practices in a wide variety of settings.   

About Julian Smith 

Julian is an architect, conservator, and educator. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the field of heritage conservation in general, and to cultural landscape theory and practice in particular. He was the Chief Restoration Architect for the National Historic Sites program, where he was involved in creating the Federal Heritage Buildings Program.

In 1987, he left Parks Canada to establish his own architectural and planning practice, and also founded and directed the graduate program in Heritage Conservation at Carleton University. In 2008, he became Executive Director of Willowbank, an innovative program combining theory and practice in conservation education.

Julian has been responsible for design and development work involving significant cultural sites in Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia. Julian is the current President of ICOMOS Canada, and a recipient of Heritage Canada's Gabrielle Léger Award and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario's Eric Arthur Award, both recognizing lifetime achievement in the heritage conservation field. 



Heritage Afloat!

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The poster featuring a dramatic photograph of the SS Sicamous is up in museums, schools, libraries and offices. Find out more:

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Feb 17 - 23 2014