Monthly Archives: August 2013

Centre News – Summer 2013

The Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation (HUL), ratified in 2011, was the first such instrument on the historic environment to be issued by UNESCO in 35 years. Its study and promotion as a new tool for urban conservation is being undertaken by Dr. Ron van Oers out of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and Pacific Region (WHITRAP). Ron visited Willowbank in July to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Centre for Cultural Landscape for Cooperation in Research on Cultural Landscape Theory and its Application to HUL. The Centre also organized a workshop with Ron for local heritage planners, Toronto city staff and other interested parties. Space was generously provided at 401 Richmond by the Centre for City Ecology. In preparation for a follow up book from his and Francesco Bandarin's first book The Historic Urban Landscape: Managing Heritage in an Urban Century, Ron took the occasion of his visit to Willowbank to interview Lisa on Aboriginal perspectives on landscape.