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Skip to 0 minutes and 14 seconds Hello, everyone. This is Karine again, and I would like to welcome you back to Week 2. Hopefully, you are really enjoying this course so far. Before you get stuck into the content for Week 2, let’s just recap what we covered last week in Week 1. So we began with defining heritage, where are you heard from international experts in the field to gain a global perspective of the topic. We then built on these definitions and engaged in discussion about what heritage means in our local areas. Next, we looked at the application of heritage policies and frameworks to a variety of contexts, investigating both the global and local perspectives.

Skip to 1 minute and 0 seconds Then, to deepen our understanding, we used our new-found knowledge to debate the pro- and anti-development arguments in relation to a case study. Finally, we began to investigate the common themes that present as heritage challenges when we looked at a case study demonstrating the concept of societies and vision for humanity. We had a great week. Here is Caryl to fill you in on what to expect this week. Hello again. This is Caryl, back with you for Week 2. This week, we continue our investigations into the challenges associated with sustaining our heritage for future generations. Through two new case studies, we will consider common themes in heritage challenges. We’ll focus on tourism and thinking outside the box.

Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds Once again, we’ll consider how these challenges impact us locally and whether we can transfer strategies effectively between different locations around the world. This week, we’ll also look at who’s helping with tackling heritage challenges. You’ll hear from people in the field who are passionate about conserving our heritage. They’ll share with you about career pathways and their professional and volunteer participation. Hopefully, you’ll get inspired to get involved yourself. We will brainstorm ways of spreading the word and promoting the importance of heritage. You’ll also find out how networking can be used to make the most of local information on a global scale.

Skip to 2 minutes and 34 seconds Finally, looking to the future, we’ll help you to uncover pathways to deepen your discoveries about heritage assessment and conservation and set you up for lifelong learning. I can’t wait. Just join us as we get started with Week 2. See you in the discussion.

Welcome back

Welcome to Week 2 of Cities of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Why Heritage Conservation Matters.

We hope you’re enjoying the course so far. Last week we explored heritage through definitions, policies and frameworks and a case study debate. We also started investigating local and global challenges to heritage preservation.

Building on from our discussions, this week, we continue to identify heritage challenges. We check-in with industry professionals and brainstorm ways to get involved.

Hopefully, by the end of the week, you’ll be ready to get out there and share with the world why heritage conservation matters.

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Share your answers to the following questions in the comments.

  • What you are hoping to learn and achieve this week?
  • Do you have any questions about last week’s materials that you’d like to clarify before moving on?

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