The following on-campus learning opportunity is offered by the Cultural Resource Management Program at the University of Victoria, British Columbia:
Downtown Revitalization through Heritage Conservation
HA 489A (1.5 units); on-campus offering
Historic urban districts provide a valuable resource for sustainable urban and community renewal, economic and tourism development, and contribute to our community’s unique "sense of place". While Vancouver's 19th century Gastown, Calgary’s Stephen Avenue National Historic District, and the “Main Streets” of places such as Nelson, BC and Fort MacLeod, AB differ in scale and heritage values, these heritage areas share many similarities in how they are conserved and managed.
This course, for heritage and urban planners, municipal managers, architects, developers and others concerned with the preservation of downtown areas, explores how large and small urban commercial cores are evaluated, conserved, and revitalized in the context of community values and social and economic development priorities.
Through discussions, field visits, and case studies that emphasize strategic approaches to the revitalization of downtowns and neighbourhood commercial districts, you strengthen your ability to:
- identify and evaluate the issues facing traditional downtown areas from conservation, economic, social and tourism perspectives
- consider the role that heritage plays in revitalizing and sustaining vibrant communities
- analyze downtown preservation issues and priorities
- identify a downtown revitalization approach that respects heritage values, addresses urban issues and supports community goals
- understand heritage area values and the management of these values using the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada and other relevant guidelines
- build legal, community, and management frameworks to ensure sustainability
- address associated issues in economic and tourism development, promotion, and interpretation
- utilize effective tools for dealing with increased density within heritage areas
Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) members can earn 36 learning units of organized Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activity.
Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) members can earn 36 non-core learning units.
Dates: October 19-24, 2009
Please register by: September 21 (late registrations accepted if space permits)
To register in this course please visit https://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/forms/crm/online_reg.aspx.
Fee: CDN$652, including a CDN$70 materials fee (Canadian funds, credit and non-credit participation options) A CDN$170 registration deposit is required with each registration form.
Instructor: Larry Pearson obtained his BA from Queen’s University where he studied Art and Architectural History. He holds a Master of Environmental Design Degree in Architecture from the University of Calgary. Larry has been employed by the Government of Alberta since 1979 where he has been involved in the conservation and development of Alberta’s historic resources, and the development of a number of historic sites, including the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, Fort George - Buckingham House PHS, and the Bar U Ranch NHS. In 1997 he received a Gold Premier’s Award of Excellence. Larry has served as a Director of the Association for Preservation Technology (APT) and the Society for the Preservation of Architectural Resources in Calgary (SPARC). He has lectured at the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta, Concordia College, Simon Fraser University, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and in Parks Canada training courses.
Currently, he is Director of Historic Places Stewardship Programs for the Government of Alberta where he is responsible for Alberta’s involvement on the pan-Canadian Historic Places Initiative. He is responsible for two programs focused on municipal support for historic place management - the Municipal Heritage Partnership Program (www.mhpp.ab.ca ) and the Alberta Main Street Program (www.albertamainstreet.org). He has been involved in Alberta’s Main Street program since its inception in 1987.
For more information about this course (including a draft course outline), please visit the course website at: http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/crmp/courses/ha489a-downtown.aspx
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Continuing Studies, University of Victoria
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