8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
Location: Nursing Education Building
420 Guardian Drive
University of Pennsylvania

9:00 Welcome
Robert Wilburn, Chairman, World Heritage USA
Frank G. Matero, World Heritage USA and Chairman, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania

9:30-10:10 Keynote address
Jean Louis Luxen – Secretary General of ICOMOS, Brussels, Belgium

Session 1: Thinking Sustainability – Concepts and Principles
Chair: Richard Pieper, Vice Chairman, World Heritage USA
Location: Nursing Education Building
420 Guardian Drive
University of Pennsylvania

10:10-10:50 TBD

10:50-11:20 Coffee break

11:20-12:00 David Throsby, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
The Economist’s Perspective

12:00-12:30 Questions and discussion

12:30-1:30 Lunch (on your own)

Session 2: The Promise and Paradox of Conservation
Chair: Pamela Hawkes, World Heritage USA
Location: Nursing Education Building
420 Guardian Drive
University of Pennsylvania

1:30-2:10 Graham Fairclough, English Heritage, UK
Sustainability and Cultural Landscapes

2:10-2:50 Setha Low, City University of New York, New York, USA
Social Sustainability: People, History, and Values

2:50-3:20 Coffee break

3:20-4:00 Christine Boyer, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Sustainability and the City

4:00-4:40 Brian Ridout, Ridout Associates, Hagley, UK
Sustainability and Buildings: Ecologically Sustainable Solutions to Wood Infestation

4:40-5:15 Questions and discussion

6:00-8:00 Conference reception
Location: Mayor’s Reception Room
Philadelphia City Hall, Room 202
Broad and Market Streets
(Use northeast corner entrance; travel on your own)


Session 3: Study Tours – Sustainability Through Conservation: Philadelphia*
Location: Meet outside Meyerson Hall to board buses
210 South 34th Street (at the corner with Walnut), Terrace
University of Pennsylvania

8:30-12:30 Tour 1: Independence National Historical Park/NPS
Guide: David Hollenberg, Associate Director, Northeast
Region, National Park Service

Tour 2: Eastern State Penitentiary/Girard College
Guide: Sally Elk, Executive Director, Eastern State Penitentiary
Historic Site

Tour 3: Fairmount Park
Guides: Amy Freitag & John Carr, Fairmount Park Historic
Preservation Trust, Inc.

12:30-1:30 Lunch (boxed lunch will be provided)

Session 4: Practicing Sustainability – Case Studies
Chair: Stephen Farneth, World Heritage USA
Location: Meyerson Hall, Room B1
210 South 34th Street
University of Pennsylvania

Sustainable Approaches to the Conservation of Archaeological Sites

1:30-2:00 David Batchelor, English Heritage, UK
The Case of Stonehenge and Avebury

2:00-2:30 Carolina Castellanos, Consultant, Getty Conservation Institute
The Case of Chan Chan, Peru

Sustainable Approaches to Building Conservation

2:30-3:00 Gina Haney, Consultant, World Heritage USA
The Coastal Forts of Ghana

3:00-3:30 Coffee break

Sustainability and the Planning of Historic Cities

3:30-4:00 Francesco Siravo, Consultant, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Geneva, Switzerland
Mostar, Samarkand, and Cairo

4:00-4:30 Trevor Marchand, University of London, UK
Islamic Cities: Mali and Yemen

Sustainability and Tradition

4:30-5:00 Ernesto Noriega, Architect in private practice, Germany
Cultural Identity and the Tibetan Diaspora: The Reconstruction of Memory in the Design of the Built Environment

5:00-5:30 Clark Erickson, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
The Revival of Traditional Agricultural Systems in Bolivia and Peru

5:30-6:00 Questions and discussion


8:00 Continental breakfast buffet
Location: Meyerson Hall, Lower Level
210 South 34th Street
University of Pennsylvania

Session 5: Conference Conclusion
Location: Meyerson Hall, Room B1
210 South 34th Street
University of Pennsylvania

8:30-9:30 Scientific Committee discussions**
(Rooms will be posted)

9:30-10:00 Coffee break

10:00-10:30 Closing remarks
Jeanne Marie Teutonico, Getty Conservation Institute, World Heritage USA

10:30-12:30 World Heritage USA Annual Meeting, Elections and Committee Reports



N.B.: Program is subject to change.


Sign up for one of the three study tours during registration at the registration desk on the first day of the conference. Every effort will be made to accommodate attendees’ preferences. Space is limited, however, and tour groups will be assigned on first come, first served basis.

Group transportation will be provided for each study tour. The groups will meet on the terrace outside Meyerson Hall, and buses will depart promptly at 8:30 AM. Buses will return to Meyerson Hall by 1:30 PM for the afternoon session. Box lunches will be distributed upon return to Meyerson Hall.

All tours require comfortable walking shoes. Not all buildings are handicapped accessible, and tours may require considerable walking, climbing stairs, and close passageways. If you require special assistance, please contact Grachel Kubaitis at World Heritage USA.

Participants of the tours are welcome to bring cameras. Please be respectful of the schedule when photographing or videotaping, as the buses must adhere to strict timetables.



All World Heritage USA Scientific Committees will meet on Sunday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM in Meyerson Hall. Room assignments will be posted. Committee Chairs will report briefly on the status and activities of their committees at the Annual Meeting on the same day from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

If you are a World Heritage USA member and not on a committee but wish to join, please contact the appropriate committee chair listed under Acknowledgements below.