I. INTRODUCTION AND MODULE OBJECTIVES
The inaugural “Sustainable Heritage Management Foundation Course” is organized by UNESCO Bangkok in cooperation with Think City Institute and the Asian Academy for Heritage Management network. It focuses on the Core Competencies defined under the new “Competence Framework for Cultural Heritage Management.” Participants are expected to develop capacities to respond intelligently and effectively to the real-world demands in sustainable heritage management.
This module will cover the topic of Sustainable Development (SUS) as one of the core competencies identified under UNESCO’s new Competence Framework for Sustainable Development.
Module Objective: Ensuring heritage protection and management activities conform to sustainable development principles and contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Module learning outcomes:
- Understanding the principles of cultural heritage and sustainable development.
- Recognizing the tools and good practices for heritage management that conform to principles of sustainable development.
- Developing a management practice that contributes to achieving sustainable development goals within and beyond the site boundary.
II. TEACHING TEAM
Dr. Hoyin Lee
Head of Division; Associate Professor
Dr. Hoyin Lee co-founded the postgraduate and undergraduate programmes in architectural conservation at The University of Hong Kong. In 2015, he established the Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) in the Faculty of Architecture at The University of Hong Kong, and became the Founding Head of the Division. Before joining HKU in 2000, he was an Associate Director of an architectural practice, and has been involved in architectural projects in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mainland China and Singapore. A well-published academic and an experienced practitioner in built-heritage conservation, he has been appointed by government agencies in Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas as an expert advisor or a consultant for conservation projects and the designation and monitoring of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. He has been appointed to a number of heritage conservation statutory boards and committees, including the Hong Kong SAR Government’s Antiquities Advisory Board, Tai Kwun Advisory Committee, Tai Kwun Heritage Working Group (as Chairman), and Urban Renewal Authority Board of Directors (as a Non-Executive Director).
Dr. Jennifer Lang
Programme Director of MSc/PDip(Conservation); Adjunct Associate Professor
Dr. Jennifer Lang has over thirty years of combined professional and academic experience in built-heritage conservation, with specialization in heritage research and evaluation, cultural resource management and conservation policy. Before coming to Hong Kong, she was the First Deputy Director for Preservation at one of the largest US government agencies responsible for built heritage conservation, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, and subsequently was a Senior Architectural Historian at the California-based natural and cultural heritage consulting firm Garcia and Associates (GANDA). In 2017, she was appointed ACP’s Director of Postgraduate Programmes, and in 2018, she was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor. She is the immediate past President of The Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON), an Individual Member of the United States National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS US), member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Twentieth Century Heritage (ISC20) and a member of DOCOMOMO Hong Kong.
Dr. Sharif Shams Imon
Visiting Assistant Professor
Dr. Sharif Shams Imon teaches cultural heritage management at the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies (IFTM), where he is the Academic Coordinator for Heritage Management and Tourism Management programmes. Dr. Imon trained in architecture and urban planning, and has an MBA in Finance and a PhD in Urban Conservation. He has published research papers, book chapters, and has co-authored three training manuals for heritage professionals. He has conducted capacity building training programmes in nine countries, and presented papers in universities and organizations internationally. He has worked with UNESCO, UNESCAP and governments on World Heritage nomination and management, cultural tourism, tourism management and heritage interpretation projects. Dr. Imon is President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Bangladesh, and a fellow of the Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB), the Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP), the Macao Urban Planning Institute (MUPI), and DOCOMOMO.
Ms. Lavina Ahuja
Lavina Ahuja is an Assistant Lecturer at the Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes (ACP) at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Before coming to Hong Kong in 2016, she worked as an architect for a private practice based in Mumbai, India. She has also worked in the role of a content writer and editor for a well-recognized national architectural journal in India. She has been involved with UNESCO Bangkok’s initiatives in capacity building for safeguarding cultural heritage resources in the region, particularly with the publications related to UNECO’s Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. She has a BArch from Mumbai University (India) and an MSc (Conservation) from HKU. She is a registered architect with the Council of Architecture, India, an Individual Member of the Indian National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS India), and a Professional Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Architectural Conservationists (HKICON).
III. MODULE FORMAT
The Module format is divided into the following:
- Self-learning component
- Interactive tutorial sessions
The self-learning components are comprised of lecture videos, curated readings and quizzes that are accessible via Think City Institute website. Participants must engage with these materials and complete the tasks required at their own time and pace before attending the corresponding interactive tutorial sessions.
The interactive tutorial sessions will be real-time online sessions that will take place on the specified dates and times (please refer to the detailed course schedule in the following section). These sessions will recap the content from the corresponding self-learning component and also reinforce the core concepts of the session through interactive media, such as polls and Q&A sessions.
In this Module, participants are required to answer a set of quiz questions after each of the self-learning component sessions (namely, session A, B and C). The results of this quizzes will be discussed during the following interactive tutorial sessions.
Note: Each quiz will close at 9:00am BKK time (10:00am HK/MY time) on the morning of the corresponding interactive tutorial session. Participants are required to engage with the materials and answer the quiz before this given time.
Theme: Principles of sustainable heritage management
Appendino, Federica. “Balancing Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development – The Case of Bordeaux.” 2017 IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 245 062002 (2017). https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1757-899X/245/6/062002.
Nocca, Francesca. “The Role of Cultural Heritage in Sustainable Development: Multidimensional Indicators as Decision-Making Tool.” Sustainability 9, no. 10: 1882 (2017). https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/9/10/1882#cite.
UNESCO. The HUL Guidebook. Bad Ischl, Austria: UNESCO, 2016. http://historicurbanlandscape.com/themes/196/userfiles/download/2016/6/7/wirey5prpznidqx.pdf.
UNESCO. UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda. Culture a Driver for Sustainable Development: Thematic Think Piece. UN Task Team, 2011. https://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/Think%20Pieces/2_culture.pdf.
United Nations. “Sustainable Development Goals.” https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/.
United Nations General Assembly. Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A/RES/70/1. October 21, 2015. https://www.un.org/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/70/1&Lang=E.
Unakul, Montira. “Crisis Shows Need to Pivot to New Tourism Model.” Bangkok Post, July 20, 2020. Accessed September 11, 2020. https://www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1954163/crisis-shows-need-to-pivot-to-new-tourism-model.
Wilkinson, Sara, and Hilde Remøy. “Heritage Building Preservation vs Sustainability? Conflict Isn’t Inevitable.” The Conversation. November 29, 2017. https://theconversation.com/heritage-building-preservation-vs-sustainability-conflict-isnt-inevitable-83973.
Theme: Socio-economic development
Baycan, Tüzin and Girard, Luigi Fusco. Heritage in Socio-Economic Development: Direct and Indirect Impacts. Paper presented at the 17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, November 27 to December 2, 2011. http://openarchive.icomos.org/1299/1/IV-2-Article9_Baycan_Girard.pdf.
Cook, Alison, and Mee-kam Ng. Building Sustainable Communities: The Wanchai Experiment, 2.7-2.10. Hong Kong: The Centre of Urban Planning and Environment Management, The University of Hong Kong, 2001.
de la Mora, Luis. “Institutionalization of the Negotiation Process for Ensuring the Sustainable Character of the Integrated Urban Conservation Projects.” In Management of the Integrated Cultural Heritage. Informal English translation of Gestao do Patrimonio Cultural Integrado—Gestion del Patrimonio Cultural Integrado. Interim reference paper prepared for the ITUC/AL Program, The Cathedra of UNESCO at the UFPE, Recife, Brazil, 2003.
DiStefano, Lynne D., Ho Yin Lee and Katie Cummer. “Hong Kong Style Urban Conservation.” Paper presented at the 17th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, November 27 to December 2, 2011. http://openarchive.icomos.org/1106/1/Session1_DISTEFANO_LEE_CUMMER.pdf.
Kee, Tristance, and K.W. Chau. “Economic Sustainability of Heritage Conservation in Hong Kong: The Impact of Heritage Buildings on Adjacent Property Prices.” Sustainable Development 28, issue 1, November 2019. https://www.thei.edu.hk/f/staff/1045/11809/01Economic%20Sustainability%20of%20Heritage%20Conservation%20in%20Hong%20Kong.pdf.
O’Donnell, Patricia M. and Michael Turner. The Historic Urban Landscape Recommendation: A New UNESCO Tool for a Sustainable Future. Paris: UNESCO, July 28, 2012. https://heritagelandscapes.com/SiteImages/IFLA-Cape%20Town-HUL%20ODonnell-Turner%2028July2012(1).pdf
Rypkema, Donovan D. The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader’s Guide. United States: National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States, 2005.
Theme: Climate resilience and disaster-risk management
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) and ICCROM. A Guide to Risk Management of Cultural Heritage. Canada: ICCROM, 2016. https://www.iccrom.org/sites/default/files/2017-12/risk_management_guide_english_web.pdf.
Hong Kong SAR Government. “Criteria for Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment.” https://www.epd.gov.hk/eia/register/study/latest/figure/esb1442006Appendixb.htm.
ICOMOS. Guidance on Heritage Impact Assessments for Cultural World Heritage Properties. Paris: ICOMOS, 2011. https://www.iccrom.org/sites/default/files/2018-07/icomos_guidance_on_heritage_impact_assessments_for_cultural_world_heritage_properties.pdf.
Nakashima, D.J., Galloway McLean, K., Thulstrup, H.D., Ramos Castillo, A. and Rubis, J.T. Weathering Uncertainty: Traditional Knowledge for Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation. Paris; Darwin: UNESCO; UNU, 2012. https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000216613.
UNESCO. “Reducing Disaster Risk at World Heritage Properties.” https://whc.unesco.org/en/disaster-risk-reduction/.
Theme: Sustainable development policies and regulations
Logan, William and Peter Larsen. “Policy-making at the World Heritage-Sustainable Development Interface: Introductory Remarks.” In World Heritage and Sustainable Development: New Directions in World Heritage Management. Routledge, 2018.