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HERITAGE AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS: POLICY GUIDANCE FOR HERITAGE AND DEVELOPMENT ACTORS
Join Linda Shetabi for this talk followed by a discussion and Q&A with attendees. This event will be held virtually using zoom meetings.
In March of this year, ICOMOS published a new policy document on Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals. Produced by ICOMOS’ Sustainable Development Goals Working Group (Priority Action 1 Task Team), the document aims to advocate and localize the UN 2030 Agenda and SDGs from the perspective of heritage. The aim is to promote the mainstreaming of heritage in the sustainable development processes. As a first attempt at providing a policy framework for all actors (including international organizations, national and local governments, businesses, civil society, and expert organizations) the document engages with development actors and heritage professionals alike. Highlighting the potential contribution of heritage practices to sustainable development processes, the document provides pathways for heritage professionals in adopting a sustainable development perspective in their practices.
In this presentation, Linda will briefly discuss the Policy Guidance and the SDGs, before focusing on SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and the relevant Case Study: Lauriston Place in Edinburgh, to then explore SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) as examples on how the PG might be localised here in Scotland considering recent policy developments.
Speaker: Linda Shetabi, ICOMOS National Committee: United Kingdom
Linda Shetabi is a heritage policy consultant and PhD Candidate in Urban Studies (University of Glasgow, School of Social and Political Sciences), examining Scottish heritage conservation policy within the context of the UN 2030 Agenda and environmental sustainability. Alongside teaching, she serves as the ICOMOS SDGs Working Group Task Team Coordinator. Previously, Linda was the Academic and Research Coordinator for Architectural Conservation Programmes at the University of Hong Kong where she led the implementation of the Heritage Inventory and Management System for Hong Kong and Yangon.