Special Lecture: Cultural Heritage and SDGs（08.03.2019）
Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage will hold
“Special Lecture: Cultural Heritage and SDGs” on 19th March 2019.
We hope many people will join this special lecture.
●Special Lecture: Cultural Heritage and SDGs
The 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 are international targets designed to achieve sustainable development in
multiple fields that transcends national borders, and ensure that that we leave no one behind in that development process.
The need to strengthen efforts to preserve and protect cultural heritage is incorporated into the 169 individual target items. The Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
(JCIC-Heritage)’s 24th seminar held in January 2019 entitled Cultural Heritage and SDGs jointly recognized SDGs as an important framework for international cooperation that cannot be ignored, and confirmed the need for further debate on how those involved in preserving cultural heritage should approach SDGs.
JCIC-Heritage has invited Ruth Redden to give a special lecture on the topic of Cultural Heritage and SDGs. As a member of Australia ICOMOS ‘National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change’, an architect and a heritage consultant, Ruth is involved in restoring and conserving cultural heritage in Australia. She is also a PhD candidate at Melbourne University (Australia) researching ‘heritage and sustainability: optimising and valuing the environmental performance of historic buildings’
●Time and Date：March 19, 2019 (Tue.) 16:30-17:30
●Venue：Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties Seminar Room
●Participation fee：Free (prior registration required)
●Venue Capacity：110 participants
●Language：English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation provided)
16:35-17:15 Special Lecture
“Cultural Heritage and UNESCO‘s Sustainable Development Goals: how historic buildings can be a resource for ecologically sustainable development”
Ruth Redden（RR Conservation & Design Representative, Member of Australia ICOMOS ‘National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change’）
17:30 Closing Remarks
Ruth Redden is a registered architect with extensive experience in varying architectural roles including design, documentation, project management and contract administration. She is a leader in conservation architecture, having expert knowledge in the management, repair and adaptive reuse of historic sites. Ruth also provides advice to private and public organisations on the management of historic assets.
Ruth’s planning experience is drawn from her role as heritage advisor at Maribyrnong and Yarra City Councils (Victoria, Australia) where she advises on developments within local heritage overlay areas. Ruth also has extensive experience in the planning process at a State level and the requirements of the Heritage Act.