Landscapes – composed of structures, vegetation, paths and roads, and viewsheds – are constantly changing and always evolving. In the context of these challenges, how is such a resource preserved if it changes? This and questions related to landscape preservation will be discussed over the course of two-days in September at the Blandwood Carriage House in downtown Greensboro.
Since 2008, the National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, has held a series of workshops at the Blandwood Carriage House in Greensboro to educate those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage.
An advance registration rate for this session is available through August 14, 2013. The seminar is being held in cooperation with Preservation Greensboro.
Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
Greensboro, NC — September 25-26, 2013
In this introduction to the basics of cultural landscapes, learn about designed, vernacular, and ethnographic landscapes, and historic sites. Review applicable laws and regulations, and discuss how to identify and inventory character-defining features of a landscape. Explore the concepts of preservation planning and documentation, and the development of the cultural landscape report for use in managing historic and cultural landscapes. Case studies illustrate realistic approaches to effective landscape management and preservation. An agenda is available online here.
Instructor. Lucinda A. Brockway, program director for cultural resources with The Trustees of Reservations; formerly principal and owner, Past Designs, a landscape preservation and design firm specializing in preservation and management of historic landscapes; author of two books and several articles on historic landscapes
AIA/CES and LA/CES. This seminar meets the criteria for programs in the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects Continuing Education Systems. AIA and ASLA members will receive 6 learning units each day.
Registration. A registration form is available online here. The advance registration rate is available through August 14, 2013.
Questions? Please contact:
National Preservation Institute
P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313
703/765-0100; 703/768-9350 fax