WORLD HERITAGE AND ECONOMIC REGENERATION
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 from 18:00 to 20:30 (BST)
WORLD HERITAGE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
World Heritage Day Event to mark the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention
Date/Venue: Tuesday 17th April 2012 at Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ at 6pm (registration from 5.30pm).
There will be a Cash Bar subsequent to event allow additional event discussion and networking. Early booking is strongly advised.
This is a Joint RSA Fellows’ MCICH Network, Edinburgh World Heritage and City of Edinburgh Council event, to be delivered within the fully accessible RCPE. It is to mark the 40th Anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Convention.
UNESCO has stated that “the main thrust of our 40th Anniversary UNESCO celebrations is placed upon the relations and synergy between Heritage and Development”. Regeneration and the economic issues surrounding heritage clearly chime with the RSA re community engagement, community development and social cohesion. The event has support from the City of Edinburgh Council (Economic Development)
Please advise any access requirements so we may ensure the best possible assistance. Guests, including students, are particularly welcome at this keynote event, and are requested to register individually (for reasons of any emergency). If you cancel beforehand, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . If you withdraw on 17th April text 07946517590. DATA given to register will be held by the RSA and not disclosed to third parties.
The two speakers are, alphabetically and the two then to join the panel are:
Dr Ian Baxter FRSA, Director of Public and Professional Programmes, Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge (since summer 2011): Dr Ian Baxter has spent over 20 years working and researching with various UK heritage and tourism organisations, including the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Historic Scotland, English Heritage, The National Trust and the Moffat Centre for Travel & Tourism Business Development. Between 2001 and 2011 he was a Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer and finally Head of the Department of Management in Glasgow Caledonian University’s Business School. His research interests have been diverse: he helped establish the national Heritage Counts programme by English Heritage, which articulates the value and impact of historic environment management in England (in terms of employment, visitors, quality of life, etc.). More recently he continued his heritage auditing through the development of the Scottish Government’s Historic Environment Audit programme with Historic Scotland, completing a mapping exercise of conservation and heritage-related organisations in Scotland. He has also worked on tourism development consultancy projects. His main research interests are policy development and scenario planning, heritage ‘values’, and tourism/visitor attraction management. He is a member of a very wide variety of professional committees.
James Rebanks, FRSA, Director and Head of Research, Rebanks Consulting Ltd: James Rebanks is a respected author and analyst on the economics of cultural and natural heritage. He is part of UNESCO’s expert panel for sustainable tourism. Rebanks Consulting Ltd works with clients from across the cultural, environmental, tourism and heritage sectors to help research, develop, market and evaluate initiatives/projects to maximize the contribution of cultural, environmental and historic assets to the societies and economies in which they sit. Recent projects will be listed in the event programme. James is the author of the ‘seminal’ study of World Heritage Sites and their ability to deliver socio-economic benefits. This work had a global nature and included analysis of over 890 World Heritage Sites. James is a passionate advocate of innovative ways of better connecting landscape, builtscape and economics. His recent work was praised by UNESCO as being “paradigm changing” and “the seminal report on the subject”. He writes for the UNESCO World Heritage Review and various other publications, and is regularly invited to speak around the world on the economics of heritage and culture. He lives in Cumbria, not far from Penrith.
PANELLISTS to join platform for the Q&A after presentations: (1) Professor Charles McKean FRSA FRSE, Chairman, EWHT, Professor of Scottish Architectural History, University of Dundee (and formerly Chief Executive, RIAS 1979-94) and (2) Mr Greg Ward, Head of Economic Development, City of Edinburgh Council