Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability

Historic Preservation Lecture Series

UMass Historic Preservation Program
Second Symposium on Preservation and Sustainability

“Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability”

Sponsored by:

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Department of Architecture + Design
Public History Program/Department of History
Department of Environmental Conservation: Building Construction, & Technology
The UMASS/Hancock Shaker Village Historic Preservation Program

When: Friday, March 01, 2013 from 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Where: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Lincoln Campus Center, Room 165
Admission: Open to the public (See below if seeking AIA credits)

Symposium Goals:
This symposium will explore the challenges of preserving cultural and historic resources in an era of climate change and the additional challenge of bringing sustainability to these sites. Each presentation will be followed by a short question and answer period.

Welcome and Introduction:
Max Page, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture and History and Director Historic Preservation Program, UMASS-Amherst

Keynote Speaker:
Diane Barthel-Bouchier (SUNY-Stony Brook)
Cultural heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability — a global view of how cultural heritage is responding to the climate crisis and the challenge of sustainable development.

Case Studies:
Ethan Carr (UMass-Amherst, Landscape Architecture/Regional Planning)
The Sustainable Historic Site: Martin Van Buren and Lindenwald — a description and analysis of a conservation–based plan to transform the landscape of this presidential homestead.

David Glassberg (UMass-Amherst, History);
“Sustainability and Landscape Character on Cape Cod?” An examination of Cape Cod historic resources and the effects climate change may have and the effort to quantify the effect of climate change on historical and cultural resources.

Carey Clouse (UMass-Amherst, LARP and Architecture + Design)
“Farming Havana: Preserving Urban Agriculture Landscapes for Food Security”
This session will highlight the progressive urban food landscapes in Havana, Cuba, while addressing the role of open space preservation and conservation in the larger context of food security and environmental stewardship.

Chris Skelly (Massachusetts Historical Commission)
Preservation and Sustainability: Policy and Practice in Massachusetts. Skelly, the head of local programs for the Massachusetts Historical Commission, will offer examples of effective projects and policies in Massachusetts’ communities.

Directions & Parking

For directions and maps:
Parking: parking is available at the Campus Center garage (for a fee).

Learning Units
For all architects, learning units can be earned by attending this or any of the WMAIA monthly programs. For more information regarding learning units, contact Lorin Starr at

$50 for those seeking AIA Learning Units. (Note, this program is free and open to the public, however, please register with WMAIA and submit the administrative fee if you want WMAIA to record Learning Units (LU’s)

For those non-students who are not seeking AIA credit, a donation of $10 is suggested.