HUL Ballarat Symposium 2015
Revitalising Historic Cites: Participate, Imagine, Innovate
2nd International Symposium on UNESCO's Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape, Ballarat - 20 & 21 February 2015.
Hosted by the City of Ballarat, Federation University Australia’s Centre for Regional Innovation and Competiveness (CRIC) and Deakin University’s Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CHCAP), in conjunction with the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific (WHITRAP) in Shanghai.
Drawing together international, local speakers and expert participants including Dr Ron van Oers (Vice Director WHITRAP) and Dr Rohit Jigyasu (UNESCO Chair Professor Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto) the symposium included multidisciplinary sessions on a range of Historic Urban Landscapes (HUL) themes and issues over two days. The symposium included a public event on Saturday 21 February, for community members to discuss their vision with experts and practitioners for the future of Ballarat and change in their local areas. The Historic Urban Landscapes website, also the result of collaborations between the City of Ballarat and Federation University Australia, was launched during the event. The important discussions which emerged from this symposium helped guide Ballarat’s Historic Urban Landscape pilot program, the development of the Ballarat Heritage Strategy, and contributed to the implementation of the Ballarat Strategy – a long-term road map for the future of Ballarat.
Day 1: Keynote Address
Dr Ron van Oers, Vice Director WHITRAP
Day 1: Panel - Managing Cities as an historic urban landscape
Dr Rohit Jigayasu, UNESCO Chair Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto
Rohit Jigyasu is heritage conservation and risk management professional from India, working as UNESCO Chair Professor at the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan and is the President of ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness (ICORP) and ICOMOS-India. He is also senior advisor at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) based in Bangalore, India.
Prof. Ken Taylor - Australian National University
Emeritus Professor Ken Taylor AM is an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, Research School of Humanities and the Arts, The Australian National University and is a former Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Cultural Heritage Research Centre, University of Canberra. He has had a research interest in management of heritage places and cultural landscapes since the mid-1980s and published nationally and internationally on meanings, values and cultural landscape conservation, and undertaken conservation management plans for historic cultural landscapes.
Erin McCuskey - Ballarat East Network
Erin McCuskey is the Creative Director of Yum Studio. Five years ago she wrote her first objection to over-development in Ballarat East. In the process she met her neighbours, and learned more about the Planning Scheme than was good for her. The locals gathered together to share their experiences by creating Ballarat East Network (BE Net), now a well-subscribed website that acts as a portal of local information, support for residents to access when they see a yellow sign and a community engagement site that talks about sustainable design for Ballarat East.
Jason Forest - Consultant Strategic Planner
Jason Forest is a freelance strategic planner based in Ballarat. His expertise includes growth areas, town centres, city-wide growth management and transport planning. Jason's approach to delivering outcomes is strategic, collaborative and multi-disciplinary.
Day 1: Visualising Ballarat: Building HUL Tools
Dr Peter Dahlhaus - Federation University Australia (CeRDI)
Dr Peter Dahlhaus is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation (CeRDI) at Federation University Australia. He is a geoscientist with a long history of involvement in urban and regional planning.
Closing Remarks Day 1
Prof. Tim Winter - Deakin University and Prof. Keir Reeves - Federation University Australia
Community Day - Ballarat HUL
Anthony Schinck - CEO City of Ballarat
Keynote 1 - The HUL Pilot Program
Dr Ron van Oers, Vice Director WHITRAP
Keynote 2 - Intangible Dimensions of Heritage
Dr. Rohit Jigyasu, UNESCO Chair Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto