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Announcing New Speakers and Tours - National Heritage Summit 2012

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Heritage Conservation in Canada:

What’s Working? And What Needs to Change?

Montreal, Quebec

October 11 – 13, 2012

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel

HCF’s 39th Annual National Conference.

In cooperation with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP|ACECP), Canadian Forum for Public Research on Heritage, and the Canada Research Chair on Built Heritage.

Contributing organizations: Héritage Montreal; Fédération Histoire Québec; ICOMOS Canada.

Don’t miss the heritage conservation learning and networking opportunity of the year.

Be There, Pitch In and Take Action!

Featuring great new speakers:

  • Mark Gorgolewski (Professor, Architectural Science, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON) on the potent intersection of historic sites and urban agriculture in Europe and North America;
  • Dimitrios Roussopoulos (Political and Environmental Activist, Founder of Black Rose Books, Montreal, QC) on the place of  “cage rattling” and negotiation in advocacy;
  • Lisa Prosper (Centre for Cultural Landscapes, Willowbank School of Restoration Arts, Queenston, ON) on learning from aboriginal cultural landscapes; and
  • Owen Rose (Montreal Urban Ecology Centre, Montreal, QC) on ecological urban density and the tall towers versus low-rise debate.

Participate in great new tours:

  • Milton-Parc: A Sustainable Development Laboratory. Saved from destruction by activists in the 1970s, the historic Milton-Parc neighbourhood is now home to innovative housing co-ops and large-scale greening initiatives. Presented by the Montréal Urban Ecology Centre
  • Hochelaga-Maisonneuve: An Industrial Neighbourhood in Transition. Explore the revitalization of industrial and religious heritage in a gritty inner city neighbourhood.  Presented by  the Atelier d’histoire Hochelaga-Maisonneuve and Fédération Histoire Québec.

Rooms at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel are filling up fast, so book today to take advantage of our special conference rate.

Earn Professional Learning Credits from the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP). Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) ConEd Learning Hours Available.

Summit Program

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Meet and network with heritage advocates and architects, municipal planners, developers, public policy makers, elected officials and property owners from across Canada.

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Questions? Email, or call 1-866-964-1066 ext. 227.

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The Heritage Canada Foundation is a national, membership-based, non governmental, charitable organization with a mandate to promote the preservation of Canada’s historic buildings and places.