Within the expansion of the concept of heritage, in the last decades, some new ideas have gained a decisive and innovative role. "Cultural landscapes", for instance, adopted by UNESCO since the early 1990s, inextricably combines the material and immaterial aspects of the heritage concept, that formerly was often thought separately. It also enhances the significant interactions between man and the natural environment. Thus, this concept seems to offer a rich perspective when applied to the...
Water has become a vital element in studying heritages, since researchers has realized that heritages are not only about sites per se, but also include multiple elements that reflect human social and cultural development along historical evolution, and water is one of the most important sector to study. To study further maintenance of water systems of cultural heritages, it is necessary to understand the authenticity of water which is decided by interactions between human and...
Camino Real de Tierra Adentro was the Royal Inland Road, also known as the Silver Route. The inscribed property consists of 55 sites and five existing World Heritage sites lying along a 1400 km section of this 2600 km route, that extends north from Mexico City to Texas and New Mexico, United States of America. The route was actively used as a trade route for 300 years, from the mid-16th to the 19th centuries, mainly...
Water has become a vital element in studying heritages, since researchers has realized that heritages are not only about sites per se, but also include multiple elements that reflect human social and cultural development along historical evolution, and water is one of the most important sector to study. To study authenticity of water, it is necessary to take interactions between human and water into consideration, and notice different interactions would result in different discussion on...
This panel incorporates two case studies of cultural landscapes and their management in Mexico and Bolivia. According to a new vision of government after the Mexican Revolution, it’s established in Mexico, in addition to the “ejidos”, a policy of production and settlement in rural areas, based on the generation of irrigation systems. Thus, from 1926 to 1940, “agricultural cities” are designed in the country, among which is founded, in the southern area of the northern...
As noted at the 2017 ICOMOS Assembly in Delhi, cultural heritage is both under threat from climate change, and an asset in our attempts to adapt to and mitigate its impacts. The Paris Agreement emphasizes the need for urgency about climate change; cultural heritage can play a central role in this effort. For example, iconic sites at risk from storms, coastal erosion, wildfires or permafrost thaw can alert public to the very real impacts and...
Rural landscapes and urban development in Latin America - Identification, conservation and managementLeonardo B. Castriota, Mario Ferrada Aguilar, Betina Adams, Marcos Olender, Zaxanda Salcedo Gutierrez, Cecilia Calderón-Puente, Flavio Lemos Carsalade, Graciele Motta, Gabriela Santibañez, Graciela Moretti, Pilar Rincón & Sara E. Narvaez Martinez
Within the perspective opened in the last decades by the expansion of the concept of heritage, some new ideas have been playing a decisive and innovative role. One of them will be that of "cultural landscape", which, adopted by UNESCO since the early 1990s, inextricably combines the material and immaterial aspects of the concept, often thought separately, indicating the significant interactions between man and the natural environment. Thus, this concept seems to offer a rich...
Rural Landscape Case Study from ICOMOS/IUCN Connecting Practice Project: Learning about resilience and sustainability from practical experienceKristal Buckley, Gwenaelle Bourdin & Leanna Wigboldus
This paper will contribute a case study from the ICOMOS/IUCN Connecting Practice project that aims to develop new approaches to the recognition of interconnected character of natural and cultural values in heritage designation and management frameworks. Reflections on a case study from Phase III of this project (2018-2020) will focus on the natural and cultural systems that can support the resilience of agricultural and biocultural landscapes. Conducted in cooperation with the FAO (Food and Agriculture...
International Council on Monuments and Sites13
University College Dublin2
University of Massachusetts Amherst1
Estonian Academy of Arts1
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais1
National Autonomous University of Mexico1
University of Granada1
University of Tehran1