Monday, September 14, 2009

HRC Presents: Cultural Heritage Landscape Workshop

Cultural Heritage Landscape Workshop
Presented by: Heritage Resources Centre, University of Waterloo

Dates: Saturday October 24, 2009 and Sunday October 25, 2009
Location: Huron County Museum, Town of Goderich, 110 North Street

Cost: Fees for practicing planners and other concerned citizens will be $200* to attend the workshop. Lunch and snacks will be provided. People with limited resources can contact the Heritage Resources Centre to see if a workable alternative can be reached.
*GST is included

Registration: The registration form is available on the Heritage Resources Centre website under workshops ( Participants will be billed by the University of Waterloo.

Day 1- What is a CHL?
(Presented by Dr. Jody Decker, Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University)
1. What is culture? It is NOT just a thing.
2. What is heritage? It is NOT just an old building.
3. What is landscape? It is NOT just a beautiful panoramic view.
4. What is a “cultural heritage landscape”?
a. It IS defined in the Provincial Policy Statement under the Planning Act
b. It CAN be different than a heritage conservation district (HCD).
c. It consists of TANGIBLE features: buildings, rivers and archaeological sites
d. It consists of INTANGIBLE features: festivals, gathering places, community memories, sites of memorialization, skills.
5. How do you do an assessment of the components of a CHL?
6. How do you capture cultural VALUE?

Day 2- Hands on Training
1. Review Case Study Examples
2. Practice sessions of assessing CHLs
Note: The workshop will run from 10:00am until 4:00pm with a break for lunch.

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