The National Conversation on Cultural Landscape is an ICOMOS Canada initiative to foster a Canadian conversation on cultural landscapes. 

Our Purpose

The purpose of the National Conversation on Cultural Landscape (NCCL for short) is to ensure that our work as heritage professionals ultimately contributes to improving the quality of life for all the communities that we are a part of. 

Our Objectives

  • To articulate a Canadian perspective on cultural landscape to promote integration of currently disparate practices in planning, development and environmental, social and cultural sustainability
  • To articulate the roles of the heritage professional in the new heritage paradigm
  • To create a Canadian network on cultural landscape that promotes the ongoing relevance of heritage; shared learning; and innovation in practice
Tangible and intangible heritage are sources of social cohesion, factors of diversity and drivers of creativity, innovation and urban regeneration - we must do more to harness this power.
— Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO at the World Urban Forum (Naples, 2012)

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