The City of Brunswick is undertaking an initiative to create protections for its historic community in the form of a Conservation District. This session will walk through what a conservation district is, how it works to protect historic communities, the process Brunswick went through, and the lessons learned.
Calling All Rural Leaders, Founders, and Trailblazers! The team at Radically Rural has decided it is time to put some certainty into these uncertain times, and that we were all good and ready to build something. Rather than trying to anticipate the course of this virus, the actions of the government, and the ability to travel and gather safely in large numbers, we have instead decided to lean into a single-day, entirely virtual summit for rural leaders and community members around the world.
Cultural resource practitioners usually look to the past for our data—searching historical records, looking at old buildings, gathering oral histories from community elders, or digging important sites. Like many organizations in 2020, though, we’re taking our conference to the future instead. Using the most up-to-date technologies, we will be hosting our 2020 conference virtually over two half days on September 24 and 25.
Hosted by Association for Preservation Technology International, National Trust for Canada, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals
HINDSIGHT 2020 will explore heritage conservation’s disruptive role in a 21st century defined by resource scarcity, climate change and sustainability. In an era seeking heroic solutions, historic preservation provides transformative ideas, highlighting the importance of adaptation, minimal intervention, reversibility and maintainability. While Edmonton is the research, refining, and manufacturing heart of the Canadian oil industry, it is also a hotbed of environmental innovation and activism. HINDSIGHT 2020 will be hosted by a vibrant historic city at the very forefront of the climate crisis, one wrestling with its petroleum legacy and the imperative to transition to a low-carbon future.