Cultural Landscapes: Advanced Tools for Managing Change


In this advanced cultural landscapes seminar, explore the sometimes conflicting issues that direct the process of change and decisionmaking for challenging landscapes. Review the practice and discuss the implications of inventorying, evaluating, treating, and maintaining landscape resources. Identify tools and techniques for managing change when difficult issues affect the process. Understand the philosophical foundations for making sound, educated decisions about the preservation and long-term management of historic and cultural landscapes.

This seminar is offered in conjunction with Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction.

Detailed Agenda


Lucinda A. Brockway, program director for cultural resources, The Trustees of Reservations; formerly principal and owner, Past Designs, a landscape preservation and design firm specializing in preservation and management of historic landscapes; author of two books and several articles on historic landscapes


Nancy J. Brown, FASLA, historical landscape architect, experience with National Park Service, Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation, University of Virginia, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation; specialist in cultural landscapes and Section 106

Evaluation Comments

“I thought the seminar provided beneficial information that I can use to do my job more effectively."

“Excellent presentation of current landscape preservation issues and definitions; case studies were well chosen and relevant.”

“I feel like I’ve learned a lot without having to read a dozen text books.”

“It helped me think about divergent ideas regarding periods of preservation, intent of design, and potentially resolving conflicting uses.”

“It helped me to be able to look at a property more cohesively.”


Prerequisite: Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction or equivalent. Landscape preservation specialists; landscape architects; architects; archaeologists; historians; managers of historic properties; cultural resource specialists, preservation specialists.

Related Trainings

Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction
Historic Bridges: Management, Regulations, and Rehabilitation
Preservation Planning and Policy Development for Historic Roads
Section 106: An Introduction

Locations and Dates

  • In-person seminars will resume in 2023; please check back for updatesClick here or go to About NPI for an update.
  • Newark, DE
    August 20, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2023
    offered in conjunction with
    Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction
    in cooperation with 
    the University of Delaware and
    Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
  • Santa Fe, NM
    October 22, 2020 cancelled due to COVID-19; to be rescheduled in 2023
    offered in conjunction with
    Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction
    in cooperation with 
    the National Park Service, Intermountain Region, and
    the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division

Location, Hours, and Hotels

Confirmation of registration is sent out to registered participants one month prior to the seminar date. The confirmation includes the seminar location, hours, and a list of conveniently located hotels. Seminars generally are held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registration is recommended at least 6 weeks prior to the seminar to secure a place and to avoid cancellations due to low enrollment.

Cost (see Register for more information)

$300 (6-week advance registration); $350 (regular registration)
Discounted rates are available for multiple seminars taken during the same week.

Customized/On-Site Training

NPI also offers this seminar as customized on-site training to meet specific organizational needs. Seminars can be tailored to create single- or multiple-day workshops at a location and time convenient to the sponsor. Contact NPI at 703.765.0100 or for further information.

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