Past Publications

Field Guide to Tactical Heritage Urbanism.

As part of its 2016 Annual Symposium held in Toronto last May, and in conjunction with ERA Architects and several partner organizations, ICOMOS Canada organized a one-day event to examine contemporary approaches to heritage, from the model of Jane’s Walks to the European Union’s Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (Faro Convention).

Broadening our collective understanding of “heritage” can contribute to developing stronger models of citizen participation in the decision-making and management processes applied to our cultural environment. This way, heritage may act as a source of social cohesion and facilitate mutual understanding. Hence the concept of Tactical Heritage Urbanism, that is promoted as a collection of generally low-cost, temporary initiatives by citizens intended to reveal, acknowledge, and celebrate the multiplicities of experiences and stories that emerge from communities.

The Field Guide to Tactical Heritage Urbanism is a record of the discussions initiated at this event, and should be used as a resource to prolong the conversation. You can download the pdf HERE.


Thanks to the considerable efforts of Francois Leblanc, ICOMOS Canada’s publications dating from 1983 to 2008 can be viewed online.

This is an invaluable resource that catalogues the litany of topics that have been covered and discussed by ICOMOS Canada members and colleagues in Canada and overseas.

Merci bien Francois for your great work!