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  • Upcoming Cultural Heritage Training Opportunity at IAIA17

    Christopher Polglase Posted Jan 06 2017, 5:00 AM

    Take a look at this planned training course at IAIA17 in Montreal,  entitled: CULTURAL HERITAGE COMPONENT OF IMPACT ASSESSMENT: METHODS, CHALLENGES, NEW TECHNOLOGIES, AND CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES

     

    This pre-conference training session will run on April 2nd and 3rd and will address a range of topics related to the relationship between cultural heritage protection and impact assessment. A field trip around Montreal on April 3rd will be used to highlight key concepts from the course. The attached URL will take you to a webpage with details on the course and the trainers.

     

    Training Course Overview

     

    Online registration for the conference and for this and other training courses can be found here:

     

    Registration

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  • The IAIA17 Session Submission Deadline is Approaching Quickly - June 30th

    Christopher Polglase Posted Jun 23 2016, 4:00 AM

    The deadline for submitting abstracts for sessions for IAIA17 in Montreal is coming up very quickly...on June 30th!  The Cultural Heritage Section was well-represented over the past few years at the IAIA annual conferences and we hope to continue with that momentum with a significant presence in Montreal.  Here is the URL with guidance on submitting an abstract for IAIA17:

    http://conferences.iaia.org/2017/session-chair/index.php

    The Conference Theme for IAIA17 is:  Impact Assessment's Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change

    Recommended conference topics are:

    • Integration of climate change in EIA, SEA, environmental and social management plans, and regional and project planning
    • Revised IA baselines integrating climate change data, uncertainties, and impacts
    • Adaptation and resilience from developed and developing countries
    • Climate finance and risk management
    • Major infrastructures adaptation measures and risk assessment
    • Capacity building transfer and communication about climate change to decision makers and different stakeholders
    • Climate change impact on policies, legislation, regulations, and "climate justice"
    • Climate change compensation and reduction/carbon capture and storage, market, and pricing
    • IAIA's role in "climate smart(er)" impact assessment and the future
    • Climate change, extreme events, and impact assessment

    We believe there are many ways that cultural heritage protection and management keys into these topics and suggest that you look for opportunities to organize or participate in sessions related to the conference theme.

     

    I serve as one of the Co-chairs of the IAIA Cultural Heritage Section.  If you have any questions regarding IAIA or the Cultural Heritage Section, please contact me and I'll be happy to help.

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  • Is there a lack of connection between Cultural Heritage (tangible and intangible) and Cultural Diversity promotion?

    Barbara Minguez Garcia Posted May 31 2016, 4:00 AM

    Recently we shared a video regarding the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, and why Cultural Diversity matters to development: Cultural Heritage | Voices.

     

    Do you agree that in most of these discussions around Cultural Diversity, both tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage practices are out of the conversation?

     

    Please share your thoughts and examples!

     

    Thanks Christopher Polglase for the idea!

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