CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The World’s Best Preservation Ideas

On this 50th anniversary of the NHPA, we ask “What can and should U.S. preservation law and federal programs look like for the next 50 years?”

US/ICOMOS, in collaboration with the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), is conducting a Virtual Rains Committee International Tour to solicit short essays describing interesting and useful approaches to heritage law, policy, program strategy, and related preservation challenges from around the world that can help point the way to innovations in U.S. heritage practice over the next 50 years.

We seek your assistance in submitting short descriptions of ideas that are already in practice and working in countries across the globe. All promising examples are welcome. Ideas could include but are not limited to:
Preservation as a tool for sustainable development
Addressing the challenges of climate change adaptation and resilience
Democratizing preservation
Promoting inclusiveness
Ideas of authenticity, significance and integrity
Rethinking established preservation processes and systems
Community-based valuation of heritage resources
We are requesting personal information and a short description (no more than 300 words) of your international example of preservation excellence by Friday, April 22, 2016.

Please submit your idea here:

To learn more about the entire project, please visit the Call for Submissions page on the US/ICOMOS website.