The Bartlett School of Architecture


Historic Urban Landscape Forum

21 March 2017–22 March 2017, 12:00 am–12:00 am

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The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Historic Urban Landscape Forum is an international networking initiative to raise awareness and constructive dialogue amongst researchers, institutions and practitioners who engage with the timely and multifaceted problematic of the historic urban landscape. The Bartlett UCL, in co-ordination with the UNESCO AD-G Culture under whose aegis the HUL programme Recommendation sits, is organising a two-day event to reflect on the ways urban heritage management can enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanisation, prosperity and wellbeing.

In the face of rapid urbanisation, migration and intercultural exchanges/conflicts, the role of the historic urban landscape as cultural, social and economic resource needs to be redefined via inclusive regulatory systems. The term and concept of the ‘Historic Urban Landscape’ was introduced by UNESCO in the 2005 Vienna Memorandum to promote a holistic approach in urban conservation practices. HUL Forum will look at the scientific assessment of the built environment and focus on the ways interdisciplinary research can provide meaningful and practical insights for interpreting the UNESCO 2011 Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation into evidence-based methodologies. The invited guests will lead a debate around Goal 11 from the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development, Sustainable Cities and Communities. Discussions will address the following core themes related to the historic urban landscape:

  • Assessment & delineation
  • Management practice & policy
  • Cultural diversity, identity & sense of place
  • Sustainability & wellbeing

Keynote speaker: Francesco Bandarin

The conference is organised by Falli Palaiologou (SSLab, Bartlett School of Architecture) & Kalliopi Fouseki (UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage) and funded by a Bartlett Synergy Grant.

The event will open with a public lecture on the first day. To ensure constructive dialogue, there will be only a limited number of seats released for the second day workshops & sessions.

Attendance is free, but places are limited. To ensure your place, contact us here: Get involved.