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Closing Summary and Discussion

THANK YOU, SAVANNAH!


THANK YOU, SCAD, FOR SHARING YOUR RESEARCH AND YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN ADVANCING THE HUL RECOMMENDATION

WHY WAS THE HUL RECOMMENDATION NEEDED?

Baku, Azerbaijan

Barcelona

Beijing

18th and G Streets NW, Washington, DC

Balancing the needs of the Haj with the historic urban context of Mecca

Roseau, Dominica

Casa de Sarmientos, El Tigre, Argentina

Maya rituals outside Catholic Church in Chichicastenango, Guatemala

1. RECOGNITION THAT WHILE THE MATERIAL SIGNIFICANCE OF HISTORIC TOWNS IS CONCENTRATED INSIDE THE TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES, THERE IS ADDITIONAL CRUCIAL SIGNIFICANCE WITHIN THE BROADER TERRRITORY

2. RECOGNITION THAT THE VALUES OF HISTORIC TOWNS RESIDE IN/ON TANGIBLE FEATURES & INTANGIBLE ATTRIBUTES, SUCH AS LAND USE, TRADITIONAL ASSEMBLIES, SACREDNESS OF PLACE, ETC.

24. The approach based on the historic urban landscape implies the application of a range of traditional and innovative tools adapted to local contexts. Some of these tools, which need to be developed as part of the process involving the different stakeholders, might include: (a) Civic engagement tools should involve a diverse cross-section of stakeholders, and empower them to identify key values in their urban areas, develop visions that reflect their diversity, set goals, and agree on actions to safeguard their heritage and promote sustainable development. (b) Knowledge and planning tools should help protect the integrity and authenticity of the attributes of urban heritage. (c) Regulatory systems should reflect local conditions, and may include legislative and regulatory measures aimed at the conservation and management of the tangible and intangible attributes of the urban heritage, including their social, environmental and cultural values. Traditional and customary systems should be recognized and reinforced as necessary.

(d) Financial tools should be aimed at building capacities and supporting innovative income-generating development, rooted in tradition

28. Member States and international governmental and non-governmental organizations should facilitate public understanding and involvement in the implementation of the historic urban landscape approach, by disseminating best practices and lessons learned from different parts of the world, in order to strengthen the network of knowledgesharing and capacity-building. UNESCO HUL

Need for continuity of research and action by building up progressively on previous efforts

Thematic Threads of the US/ICOMOS 2012 Symposium:


HUL as a paradigm shift with great promise for the 21st century The dynamic nature of cities as places that exist in continuity and evolution Recognition of heritage-economy-environment-community as compatible and interrelated for sustainability The usefulness of all levels of protection from local to world heritage A deep understanding of the historic urban context is needed to manage the urban change The growing convergence of tangible and intangible heritage and of natural and cultural resources. Resilience

Thematic threads from Rutgers Conference on Cultural Landscapes in the 21st Century
The Cultural Landscape Concept: Reflections on Past and Future Directions Community Stewardship and Diverse Values New Approaches and Policy Frameworks: The Recommendation on Historic Urban Landscapes Cultural Landscape Management: From the Ground Up Climate Change and Global Transformation: Sustaining Cultural Landscapes for the Future

Perceived results of 2013 Savannah Symposium CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED

Integration into preservation frameworks of anthropologic and ethnographic studies that focus on intangible heritage, even when they are geographically specific. Need to expand the heritage team with new disciplines Tendency persists to study the built heritage in isolation of intangible heritage. Failure of built heritage practitioners to understand and effectively engage stakeholders; as legal and regulatory systems do not require it.

Perceived results of 2013 Savannah Symposium MORE CHALLENGES IDENTIFIED

Sole reliance on the capacity of cultural heritage to solve highly complex demographic trends and socio-economic problems in urban contexts through technical means. Heritage acts in concert with social factos relevant to our work that are relevant. Place in opportunities Use of traditional (and obsolete?) approach to US heritage districts constrains ability to sustain resilient communities

Perceived results of 2013 Savannah Symposium Opportunities identified in our current recognition of heritage

The case of Doha and other Arab Gulf cultures, where surviving intangible heritage traditions need to be re-anchored geographically to the physical forms and territories to resuscitate meaning and sustainability. The case of Savannah , where informants share their city to enlarge recognition for intangible and tangible heritage The case of Edinburgh to define the desired state of conservation as a baseline.

Perceived results of 2013 Savannah Symposium NEW TOOLS IDENTIFIED THAT NEED SHARING and REPLICATION

Methodologies developed for integral heritage assessment in Santa Cruz de Mompox, Zanzibar and in US National Heritage Areas Methodologies developed in Selma, Alabama and in SCAD for recognizing the heritage of multiple and underrepresented stakeholders (often not previously recognized) in a single HUL (and reconciling them, if necessary), and NOT as separate entities

Perceived results of 2013 Savannah Symposium MORE TOOLS IDENTIFIED THAT NEED SHARING and REPLICATION

Methodologies developed in Sweden, USA etc. for assessing and reading the significance of the Historic Urban Landscape Methodologies developed in SCAD for engaging stakeholder protagonists in designing and re-shaping communal life and its urban setting Methodologies developed in Edinburgh for Skyline Study in order to balance heritage and development and for establishing limits of acceptable change Methodology developed in Charleston for managing open parcels

Grand Finale: The Savannah Declaration