Skip to 0 minutes and 13 seconds What do all of these places have in common? They represent our cultural heritage through the surroundings that we’ve created. Is heritage important? Can we live without it? It’s from our heritage that we establish our identity, who we are, and how we make sense of the world. Our heritage inspires us to be creative. It shapes our lives and our communities. The High Line project is just one example of this. The New York community banded together to transform a derelict old railway track to create a new green space above the west side of Manhattan. The residents preserved their heritage and met the needs of a modern community.
Skip to 1 minute and 6 seconds Join us in the course as we explore examples in your country and many others with experts from Griffith University, drawing on cutting edge environmental and urban research to create sustainable solutions for a growing global population. Hello. I am Karine Dupre. I have been an architect, planner, and researcher over 20 years now. I have been involved in the evaluation of building heritage and building districts, the adaptive reuse of building heritage and the identification, planning, and management of heritage for tourism purposes. I am passionate about the built heritage, as to me, it speaks about our roots. I’m also very convinced that we need to preserve heritage to pass it on to the next generation. Hi. I’m Caryl Bosman.
Skip to 2 minutes and 2 seconds And I’ve taught in both architecture and planning programmes. And I’ve worked as an architect in London, South Africa, and in Australia. Amongst one of my roles, I was a heritage advisor. I’m passionate about teaching people about our built heritage, because I believe it is our built heritage that is our link to the past and it also informs our future. In this course, we’ll delve into why heritage conservation matters by revealing the social value of heritage within built environment contexts. We’ll do this through investigating strategies for heritage assessment and conservation, analysing heritage case studies, and considering both global and local perspectives. Join us as we answer the question, “Can we live without heritage?”