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Title// Titre

Panel 4 Sustainability and Rural Landscapes: CultureNature-based solutions

DOI

https://doi.org/10.7275/np0m-wy18

Biographical Information // Informations biographiques

Dr Steve Brown is an Honorary Associate with the Museum and Heritage Studies Program at the University of Sydney and a Lecturer at the University of Canberra. His research interests include the integration of NatureCulture in heritage management. He is a co-editor of Cultural and Spiritual Significance of Nature in Protected Areas: Governance, Management and Policy (2019).

Nora Mitchell,Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Vermont in Historic Preservation, a Trustee of US/ICOMOS, and a member of the ICOMOS/IFLA International Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes and the IUCN’s World Commission on Protected Areas. During her career with the U.S. National Park Service she worked on cultural landscape conservation and her current work focuses on the interlinkages of culture-nature.

Dr Ege Yildirim is an urban planner specializing in heritage conservation and management, with over 20 years of experience working in Turkey and internationally. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Pratt Institute, New York, and a Kaplan Fellow for Archaeological Heritage Management at Koç University. She has served as Heritage Site Manager of the Historic Guild Town of Mudurnu since 2015, and as Key Expert for Cultural Heritage in the EU-Turkey Anatolian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Institute project since January 2019. She is currently the ICOMOS Focal Point for the SDGs, board member of ICOMOS Turkey and of Europa Nostra Turkey.

George Ortsin is the Country Program Coordinator of the UNDP Global Environment Facility Small Grants Program in Ghana. He has been involved in promoting traditional landscape management, documentation of best practices and innovative strategies, and building partnerships and networks to strengthen local and national capacities. He promotes biodiversity management within socio-ecological production landscapes, with the view to providing livelihoods to sustain the cultural values of the local communities within traditional landscapes.

Kristal Buckley AM is a Lecturer in Cultural Heritage at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. She served as an international Vice-President of ICOMOS from 2005-2014 and now works as an ICOMOS World Heritage Advisor. Her research has a focus on global heritage practices, with a particular interest in naturecultures. She has been involved with the IUCN/ICOMOS ‘Connecting Practice’ programme since its beginnings.

Keywords

Cultural Landscapes, Rural Heritage, Nature Culture, Entangled and Inseparable

Abstract // Résumé

Rural landscapes with interconnected CultureNature heritage value have much to contribute to the resiliency and sustainability of food production, use of renewable natural resources and overall well-being of communities. Their contributions have had limited recognition within the global framework for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and some reference in the UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda. Rural landscapes are addressed in SDG 11 as a type of ‘human settlement’ and Target 11.4 calls for 'strengthening efforts ‘to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage’. The World Rural Landscape Initiative of the ICOMOS-IFLA ISC on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL) has compiled an ICOMOS doctrinal text of principles that advocates for more recognition of heritage values of rural landscapes and provides guidance on conservation. These principles address the CultureNature interconnectedness integral to many rural landscapes. This workshop will explore in more depth strategies for this aspect of rural landscapes in order to provide further guidance.

The workshop will include three 10-minute presentations followed by discussion led by the co-convenors. The speakers include: Paper 4.1 - ICOMOS perspective on addressing CultureNature integration in the implementation of the SDGs – Dr. A. Ege Yildirim; Paper 4.2 - a case study on resiliency of rural landscapes of Ghana – George Ortsin, UNDP Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Program; and Paper 4.3 - a case study from the ICOMOS/IUCN Connecting Practice Project – Kristal Buckley, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

The intended outcomes of the workshop are to: (1) identify ways that ISCCL can work with ICOMOS, IUCN and other partners to mainstream rural landscapes within the SDGs and New Urban Agenda; (2) outline key components of additional guidance for CultureNature interlinkages on rural landscapes; and (3) develop a network of individuals to advance these outcomes by 2020 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and at the ICOMOS General Assembly Scientific Symposium.

Bibliographic References // Références Bibliographiques

ICOMOS (2017b) Principles Concerning Rural Landscapes as Heritage. Available at: https://www.icomos.org/images/DOCUMENTS/General_Assemblies/19th_Delhi_2017/Working_Documents-First_Batch-August_2017/GA2017_6-3-1_RuralLandscapesPrinciples_EN_final20170730.pdf

ICOMOS (2017a) ICOMOS Action Plan: Cultural Heritage and Localizing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Final Version (21 July 2017). Available at: https://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:6026/UNUIAS_PB_8.pdf

Brown, Steve (2017) ‘Enmeshed in Naturecultures: A Personal-Global Journey,’ The George Wright Forum34, 2:216-228. Available at: http://www.georgewright.org/342brown.pdf

Mitchell, Nora J. and Brenda Barrett (2017) ‘Exploring Agricultural Heritage Landscapes: A Journey Across Terra Incognita,’ The George Wright Forum34, 2: 180-194. Available at: http://www.georgewright.org/342mitchell_barrett.pdf

Potts, Andrew (2017) ‘An Urgent Journey: Realizing the Potential of Integrated Nature-Culture Approaches to Create a Sustainable World,’The George Wright Forum34, 2:229-237. Available at: http://www.georgewright.org/342potts.pdf

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Panel 4 Sustainability and Rural Landscapes: CultureNature-based solutions

Rural landscapes with interconnected CultureNature heritage value have much to contribute to the resiliency and sustainability of food production, use of renewable natural resources and overall well-being of communities. Their contributions have had limited recognition within the global framework for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and some reference in the UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda. Rural landscapes are addressed in SDG 11 as a type of ‘human settlement’ and Target 11.4 calls for 'strengthening efforts ‘to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage’. The World Rural Landscape Initiative of the ICOMOS-IFLA ISC on Cultural Landscapes (ISCCL) has compiled an ICOMOS doctrinal text of principles that advocates for more recognition of heritage values of rural landscapes and provides guidance on conservation. These principles address the CultureNature interconnectedness integral to many rural landscapes. This workshop will explore in more depth strategies for this aspect of rural landscapes in order to provide further guidance.

The workshop will include three 10-minute presentations followed by discussion led by the co-convenors. The speakers include: Paper 4.1 - ICOMOS perspective on addressing CultureNature integration in the implementation of the SDGs – Dr. A. Ege Yildirim; Paper 4.2 - a case study on resiliency of rural landscapes of Ghana – George Ortsin, UNDP Global Environmental Facility Small Grants Program; and Paper 4.3 - a case study from the ICOMOS/IUCN Connecting Practice Project – Kristal Buckley, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia.

The intended outcomes of the workshop are to: (1) identify ways that ISCCL can work with ICOMOS, IUCN and other partners to mainstream rural landscapes within the SDGs and New Urban Agenda; (2) outline key components of additional guidance for CultureNature interlinkages on rural landscapes; and (3) develop a network of individuals to advance these outcomes by 2020 at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and at the ICOMOS General Assembly Scientific Symposium.