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ERIC Number: EJ943956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0736-0983
The Puzzles and Promise of Campus Landscape Preservation: Integrating Sustainability, Historic Landscapes, and Institutional Change
Martin, Frank Edgerton
Planning for Higher Education, v39 n3 p167-178 Apr-Jun 2011
Several of the campus heritage plans funded by the Getty Foundation served as laboratories for applying the relatively new field of cultural landscape preservation to campus planning. With a strong landscape component, the heritage plans of The University of Kansas, Cranbrook Academy, the University of California, Berkeley, and elsewhere remind people that landscape preservation is inherently different from architectural preservation--and that the young field remains far richer in edifying puzzles than proven answers. The Getty Foundation-funded plans also remind everyone that planners should always challenge the assumed wisdom about what is "historic" and how to steward it. In several of the completed campus heritage plans, one can find site-specific decisions regarding some of these landscape preservation dilemmas. Yet one should note that these strategies are "choices made" and not universal solutions. The author argues that there remains no one set of best practices in campus landscape preservation--and this lack of resolution may be why its puzzles can enrich heritage preservation discourse overall. (Contains 11 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Georgia; Kansas; Vermont