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US/CLICK is a joint project of US/ICOMOS, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the US National Committee of the ICOMOS-IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL). The support of the US National Park Service for US/CLICK is gratefully acknowledged.
Assessing linkages between ecosystem services, land-use and well-being in an agroforestry landscape using public participation GIS
The contribution of very large marine protected areas to marine conservation: Giant leaps or smoke and mirrors?
Culture, tourism and sustainability: An ethnographic study of rural community development in Jamaica
Advances in International Practice
This past September, UMass Center for Heritage & Society paired up with US/ICOMOS to provide up-to-date coverage at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu. Learn about the biggest issues and most innovative solutions in the fields of natural and cultural conservation here: [View the story “A Nature-Culture Journey” on Storify]
Mills, Markets, and Food: Landscapes From Detroit, Michigan and Kikinda, Serbia Yield a Bounty of Heritage Values
Cultural Landscape News
Starting tomorrow, members of CHS and US/ICOMOS will be reporting LIVE from the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Honolulu! Be sure to follow as we use the hashtags #NatureCulture and #WorldHeritage to highlight big issues and innovative solutions in the fields of natural and cultural conservation. Schedule for World Heritage and Nature-Culture Journeys
ICCROM Headed to the US to Promote Nature-Culture Inter-linkages at the IUCN World Conservation Congress
International Cultural Landscape Practice
Increasingly heritage conservation around the globe is turning to cultural landscape models which recognize that places are characterized by dynamic processes and a need to incorporate both natural as well as cultural values. These approaches offer enormous opportunities for the United States via international examples of research, scholarship and real world cases studies that connect the academy, conservation and historic preservation professional and community to the best ideas in the field from around the globe. At the same time evaluating and managing change in both designed and vernacular landscapes challenge many of the US traditional historic preservation practices. This Knowledge Community will focus on exploring particularly innovative and well-defined efforts abroad that can be utilized to develop practical solutions to landscape scale approaches in the US, including the following areas:
- Incorporating intangible cultural values into historic preservation regimes with the engagement of the indigenous community or traditional knowledge bearers.
- Developing a community of practice around similar landscape types and identifying cross-cutting issues and adaptive strategies such as the global Rural Landscapes Atlas that focuses on large, productive landscapes.
- Designing and implementing large regional initiatives to conserve landscapes of significance to World Heritage sites, indigenous peoples, and other nationally important resources especially as it regards protection, change management and presentation.
- Incorporating UNESCO Historic Urban Landscapes guidelines into every day historic preservation and cultural management.