Online Workshop: Historic Preservation and the Cities of Tomorrow

Cities are enjoying a renaissance, presenting opportunities and challenges for cultural resource preservationists and urban planners.  With the aid of ground-breaking research by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States, and lessons drawn from preservation and downtown revitalization projects happening across the United States, this workshop examines the critical role historic preservation is playing in driving this urban revival and spurring economic growth. Topics include:

  • the demographic shifts driving the movement back to cities;
  • the role of older and smaller buildings in supporting economic vitality;
  • new tools and technologies in the field for managing cultural resources;
  • the evolution of the “house museum” in the city of the future; and
  • how building preservation contributes to carbon reduction goals.

This workshop is designed to fill the gap between a typical short webinar and a longer online course. Each workshop is led by an international expert, combines lectures and small group discussion, and meets online for two (2) hours, once a week for three weeks. There is also an online discussion board for sharing information and group discussion during the three weeks.  There is no grading.

Instructor: Stephanie Meeks

Standard Fee: $325 CAN

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This workshop can be applied to the UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning.

Course Format

The format of this workshop is 100% online.

Available Sessions

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