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Historic Urban Landscapes in Serbia

GML Heritage Consultant Emma McGirr recently attended the Summer Academy on Managing Historic Urban Landscapes in Novi Sad, Serbia.

The immersive course was held onsite at the 300-year-old Petrovaradin Fortress on the banks of the Danube river. The fortified town also housed the course participants, who came from 25 countries. The week-long academy, which looked at the fortress through the framework of the Historic Urban Landscape approach (HUL approach) developed by UNESCO, culminated in the presentation of group projects to the local community and key Novi Sad stakeholders. The group projects involved presenting new proposals for managing and interpreting the cultural significance of the fortress, as well as spatial and adaptive re-use possibilities for the fort in the future.

Keen to read more about the Historic Urban Landscape approach? Our Context colleagues developed a HUL methodology for the City of Ballarat. Learn more here.

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Emma McGirr presents at the culmination of the Summer Academy in Serbia

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Attendees of the Summer Academy in front of the Fortress Wall.