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2003 US/ICOMOS International Symposium

Managing Conflict & Conservation in Historic Cities
Integrating Conservation with Tourism, Development and Politics


April 24 - 27, 2003 in Annapolis, Maryland

Under the Patronage of the Mayor of Annapolis The Honorable Ellen Moyer

Co-sponsored by
the University of Maryland Graduate Program in Historic Preservation,
the City of Annapolis, Anne Arundel Heritage Foundation, Historic Annapolis Foundation,
the United States Naval Academy

with major support from
the National Park Service and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

with the Institutional Support of
Beyer Blinder Belle; Cultural Site Management Consultants;
Jan Hird Pokorny Associates; The Townscape Institute through the Fleming Family Fund; Preservation Maryland; Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, LLP; Robinson & Associates, Inc.;
Roger Williams University; and the
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Program in Historic Preservation.

Opening Session
Welcome remarks by
The Honorable Ellen Moyers, Mayor of Annapolis, and
Robert Wilburn, Chairman of US/ICOMOS

Keynote address by
Dinu Bumbaru, Secretary General of ICOMOS

Session 1 - Managing the Success of Tourism
Session President: James Rhodes
Session Respondent: Dinu Bumbaru

"Success in Heritage Tourism"
James W. Rhodes, FAIA

“Historic Overview of Preservation Efforts in Annapolis"
Greg Stiverson, Historic Annapolis Foundation

“The Tourism Management Initiative of the Coalition of Historic Cities - A Discussion"
Orlando Ridout, Maryland Historic Trust; Ann Fligsten, formerly with the Historic Annapolis Foundation; and
Jonathan Poston, Historic Charleston Foundation

"Negotiating Life in the City of the Dead: the Political Economy of Tourism, Heritage Management, Academia
and the National Interest in the Theban Necropolis"
Kees van der Speek (Australian National University, Canberra)

Session II - Meshing Urban Conservation with Other Efforts to Manage Planning and Development
(Joint Hearing Rooms at the Maryland State House)
Session President: Ronald Lee Fleming
Session Respondent: Donna Hole

"Recent Experiences from the Tropical Rainforest: the Case of Paraty"
Kimy Ann Tsukamoto (Associassao Pro-Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

"Heritage Conservation and Planning New Development in Bhaktapur, Nepal"
Biresh Shah

"The Preservation of Vernacular Settlements in Jordan: Development Opportunities Lost"
Fatima Al-Nanmari

Field Sessions
1. US Naval Academy

2. “Becoming a Nation” Seeing & Interpreting the Independence Movement in Annapolis. City Hall, 4 Houses of the Maryland signers and the State House

3. Preservation in Annapolis. Architecture, Urbanism and Archaeology

4. African American History and Sites in Annapolis. Tentative lead: Janis Williams of Legacy Productions; Kunta Kinte Foundation

5. Urban Archaeology in Annapolis

6. Preservation of Historic Gardens in Annapolis

7. Technical Tour on Masonry Conservation in Historic Annapolis

8. The Historic District of Baltimore's West Side.  Led by Preservation Maryland

9. Archaeological Tour of London-Town

 

Session III - Alternative Management Tools and Institutions
(Mahan Hall at the US Naval Academy, hosted by the US Naval Academy)
Session President: Darwina Neal
Session Respondent: Erica Avrami

"Planning for Historic Market Towns in England and France"
Ivor Samuels (Oxford Brookes University, Great Britain)

"Residents, Business People and Experts: Essential Partners of Our Heritage"
Helen Fotopulos (Chair of the Chateau Mont-Royal Borough Council, Montreal, Canada)

"Faith and Tourism: Accommodating Visitor and Worshiper in the Historic City"
Simon C Woodward (PLB Consulting, York, England)

"All at Once: the Leadership of the City Historian's Office in the Rehabilitation of Old Havana"
Ihosvany de Oca Morales (Oficina del Historiador de la Ciudad, Havana, Cuba)

Session IV - Divided Cities
(Presbyterian Church)
Session President: Richard Pieper
Session Respondent: Randy Mason

 “The Politics of History and Memory at the New Postdamer Platz in Berlin”
Sybille Frank (Wissenschatszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Germany)

“Conservation and Multiculturalism: Revitalization of Historic Neighborhoods in East London and Cracow”
Stephen Shaw (London Metropolitan University, England) and Joanna Karmowska (Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Poland)

“No Man’s Land: A Spatial Anatomy of Five Divided Cities (Mostar, Beirut, Nicosia, Belfast and Jerusalem”
Jon Calame (Minerva Partners, New York)