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ON PRESERVING AND MANAGING CULTURAL LANDSCAPES

Cultural landscapes are narratives, works of art, and expressions of national and regional identity. Through studying their forms, patterns, features, and uses, landscape architects and planners can learn much about our evolving relationships with the built environment and natural world. This session will provide practical methods for landscape architects to: 
- identify the patterns and elements which contribute to a landscape‘s sense of place;
- determine period(s) of historic significance;
- evaluate landscape integrity through analysis of character-defining features and elements;
- implement treatment options for preserving and managing cultural landscapes.

 

SPEAKER

Aaron Tuley, AICP, Team Leader, Landscape Architecture and Planning

Aaron Tuley, AICP is Team Leader for Landscape Architecture and Planning at Halff Associates‘ Houston Office. Tuley has over 25 years of experience in the fields of landscape architecture, urban / regional design and planning, specializing in natural, cultural, and scenic resource management. He is routinely involved in all phases of project development, from project inception, site selection, design and and planning, through contract negotiation, administration, and management of construction operations. He has held roles of increasing accountability in well-respected organizations, providing exposure to the many facets of planning, sustainability and landscape interpretation. Mr. Tuley's leadership is exemplified in his ability to organize enterprise initiatives and mobilize human resources to accomplish complex planning assignments. With all development projects and programs, Tuley employs a systematic, multi-phased approach to feasibility determination, master planning and facilities design.  Several over-achieving principles, rooted in sustainable ecosystem management, guide Tuley‘s decision making. His design ability is shaped by the requirements of the program, schedule and budget, the multiple contexts and time-frames within which the site can be located, and the cultural memory (values) that have been loaded into the place."