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Historic Preservation and Conservation

University of Pennsylvania

Cultural landscape

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Using Agriculture As An Interpretive Management Strategy At Grant Kohrs National Historic Site To Tie Together Historical Significance And Natural Resource Conservation, Garrett Richardson Jan 2017

Using Agriculture As An Interpretive Management Strategy At Grant Kohrs National Historic Site To Tie Together Historical Significance And Natural Resource Conservation, Garrett Richardson

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The core question being investigated within the scope of this thesis is how does Grant Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site tie use an interpretive management involving agriculture to tie together historic significance and natural resource conservation? In order to establish a firm knowledge of the site, a visit to the ranch that included site documentation, investigation, and interviewing of staff members was conducted in October 2016. The type of interpretation conveyed to visitors at GRKO is unique, but what makes GRKO really special is that visitors have unrestricted access to the entire site. This allows for the purest form of ...


Safeguarding Agricultural Heritage: The Case Of Colombia´S Coffee Cultural Landscape, Catherine Winter Jan 2015

Safeguarding Agricultural Heritage: The Case Of Colombia´S Coffee Cultural Landscape, Catherine Winter

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia exemplifies the historical, cultural, economic, ecological, and symbolic heritage values of an agricultural landscape. Its inscription as a World Heritage Site elucidates the complexity of safeguarding traditional agro-ecological systems of production threatened by changes in land use, urbanization, farming techniques, and environmental change. Coffee has been the quintessential crop sustaining rural livelihood in Colombia and a main driver behind the country´s development. It is a national symbol, and an internationally recognized high-value commodity. The Coffee Cultural Landscape has the ideal environmental conditions and knowledge to continue producing some of the best coffee in ...


Urban Development In Practice And Theory: A Baltimore Neighborhood Revitalization Model And A Unesco Framework, Amanda Mazie Jan 2015

Urban Development In Practice And Theory: A Baltimore Neighborhood Revitalization Model And A Unesco Framework, Amanda Mazie

Theses (Historic Preservation)

This thesis compares a nonprofit planning real estate development model and a preservationist framework recently created by UNESCO to explore to what extent can these two models of urban development be combined to create the most positive impact on quality of life at the neighborhood scale? The first, The Reinvestment Fund, Development Partners, a nonprofit operating in Baltimore, MD utilizes the Federal Historic Tax Credit to retain the character of the neighborhood and create a more stable economic landscape. The second, the Historic Urban Landscape approach, is a UNESCO recommended framework to integrate historic fabric into urban areas undergoing modern ...


The Last 100 Kilometers: A Values Based Analysis Of What The Camino De Santiago Can Teach About How The Built Environment Can Preserve The Human Experience, Sarah Blitzer Jan 2015

The Last 100 Kilometers: A Values Based Analysis Of What The Camino De Santiago Can Teach About How The Built Environment Can Preserve The Human Experience, Sarah Blitzer

Theses (Historic Preservation)

The Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage route that dates back to the 11th century. Today, pilgrims from all over the world undertake the journey to Santiago de Compostela to share in the experience. To earn a compostela the minimum distance that a pilgrim must walk, established by the Church, is 100-kilometers. It is also the boundary of Galicia. The result is that the long-distance pilgrim is forced to contend with the short-distance pilgrim, the pilgrim that walks the minimum. The mixing of these two populations produces friction, caused by each group’s different valuations of the Camino as ...