What you will learn

  • Learn how Charters and other educational documents from UNESCO, ICOMOS, and other international bodies have shaped the theory and "best practices" in historic preservation around the world.
  • Learn how positions expressed in these documents have evolved since the first one in 1931, and how these changing ideas influence preservation practice in the United States.
  • Better understand key concepts like "cultural significance," "authenticity," and "tangible and intangible heritage," as they apply to the work of design professionals, preservation authorities, and local preservation advocates. 
  • Learn about international approaches to the design of new architecture in historic settings and how the most recent international guidance promotes continuity in the historic urban landscape rather than contrast.


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