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Subject: Workshop on preservation planning

Workshop on preservation planning

From: Gustavo Araoz <garaoz>
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2002
Integrated Conservation of Territories and
Landscapes of Heritage Value
Rome, Italy
Nov. 18-Dec.13, 2002

ICCROM, the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation
and Restoration of Cultural Property, in collaboration with ITUC
partners such as CECI (Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife,
Brazil), the Conservation Study Institute, (U.S. National Park
Service), SLU (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,
Department of Landscape Planning Ultuna, Uppsala, Sweden) and other
international and national institutions involved with landscape
management, e.g. UNESCO-WH Centre; ICOMOS; IUCN; ICPL (International
Centre for Protected Landscapes), will be  holding a training
workshop in Rome on "Integrated Conservation of Territories and
Landscapes of Heritage Value", Nov. 18-Dec. 13, 2002. The workshop
announcement, which was initially released on March 15, is included
at the end of this message.

The workshop will assist World Heritage and other significant
heritage site managers to improve their ability to integrate concern
for cultural heritage in sustainable planning, management and
development of both urban and rural settlements. Through exchange of
experiences and insights, the workshop will provide participants a
comparative framework which can place their work in a global

The workshop also aims at building new professional relationships
among participants and agencies responsible for landscape
management, and at developing a regional and international network
providing continuing access  to up-to-date information and

We are interested in inviting the participation of senior
managers/professionals with significant  experience in the
sustainable planning, management and development of landscapes of
heritage value. We kindly request your assistance in finding
appropriate candidate(s) within your organization/office/country.

Participant Benefits: Through exchange of experiences and insights,
the workshop will allow participants to:

    *   gain a comparative analytical framework, of assistance in
        assessing their own work, and placing it in a global
        landscape management perspective;
    *   gain a theoretical and conceptual basis for their work;
    *   be able to assess the significance of the heritage value of
    *   be aware of means to integrate concern for identified
        heritage values appropriately in  decision-making affecting
        landscapes analyse key elements of landscape context,
        including recognition of intangible and community values;
    *   work with a variety of integrated and participatory
        management and conservation methods;
    *   gain access to examples of best practice;
    *   focus on key needed landscape conservation and management
        skills including the ability to work with professionals from
        other disciplines and with communities;
    *   build professional relationships, and sustain cooperation
        with others on similar issues and projects in an on-going
        international network
    *   identify follow up activities that will allow this knowledge
        to be shared within their organization, with their partners
        and within their region.

The four-week workshop will consist of topical
presentations,thematic workshops and field-based projects and
excursions. The international interdisciplinary group of
professionals taking part in the workshop will actively contribute
to the programme by bringing their own experience and current
questions into the discussion. Field-studies (in Italy) will be used
to expose current problems and solutions and provide a shared
platform for discussion of approaches.

Participants accepted for the workshop will also be asked to prepare
an assignment in advance, treating a current issue or problem in
their own work. This project will be shared with other participants
and used as a case study during the workshop.

Particular attention will be given in the workshop to issues
pertinent to the management of WH cultural landscapes.

Language: English is the working language of the workshop.
Candidates must have strong communication and writing skills in
English.  A certificate of language proficiency may be required.

Admission:Target group: Senior managers/professionals with
significant experience in the sustainable planning, management and
development of landscapes of heritage value.  This group would
include land use planners, landscape architects, ecologists,
historians, geographers, archaeologists, agricultural and forest
specialists, economists, lawyers, developers, lenders,
administrators, trainers/educators, and others.  Preference will be
given to those whose working positions will allow them to share with
others skills and information gained during the workshop.

Course Fee: US$ 1000.  Additional fees may be charged to citizens of
non-member states.

Number: Maximum of 20.  A number of places have been reserved for
those from partner institutions, but ICCROM will accept up to 15
qualified external applicants.

Scholarships:ICCROM has the possibility in a limited number of
circumstances to offer scholarship support for living costs during
the workshop. However, candidates are advised to seek financial aid
from other sources, such as governments, employers, foundations.
ICCROM is prepared to offer advice on efforts to seek scholarship
support.  A minimum of US$1500-$2000 for living costs would be
required for the 4 week duration of the workshop in Rome.

Observers: Observers with appropriate qualifications may be accepted
to attend specific portions of the workshop.  A fee of US$ 400 per
week is charged.

Certificate: A certificate of attendance is awarded to all
participants who have satisfactorily completed the workshop.

Applications: Your application should include:

    *   a full professional curriculum vitae (in English)
    *   a fully completed ICCROM application form (available at
        <URL:> or training [at] iccrom__org)
    *   a brief report (3-5 pages) on field and/or research projects
        concerning cultural landscapes with which you have been or
        are currently involved.

Your analysis should identify the project(s), provide appropriate
contextual background (objectives, partners, support, etc.),
describe difficulties encountered and strategic responses developed,
and conclude by suggesting related topics/issues you feel should be
discussed in the ITUC-02 workshop.

Please have the candidate that you wish to propose submit a full
professional CV, brief report and application form to below.

    13, Via di S. Michele
    I-00153 Rome
    +39 0658 553 1
    Fax: +39 0658 553 349
    training [at] iccrom__org

Applications should reach ICCROM by 15 May 2002 to ensure inclusion
in our selection process. (Additional application forms can be
requested at the above address or downloaded

Herb Stovel
Heritage Settlements Unit Director
Workshop Announcement

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:74
                    Distributed: Friday, May 3, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-74-017
Received on Thursday, 25 April, 2002

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