Introduction

This website showcases case studies developed in November-December 2014 by students at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario in CDNS 4901/5003 Special Topics in Canadian Studies: Heritage Conservation and Sustainability.

The students explored the lessons of historic places or policy-type initiatives where attention is being paid to how to conserve both natural and cultural heritage, and/or how to balance heritage conservation principles with objectives of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Each student was tasked with :

  • identifying key lessons,
  • describing the location of the place or initiative,
  • explaining related natural/cultural heritage designations and associated values,
  • analyzing environmental, social and economic sustainability objectives,
  • reporting on applicable assessments or awards that measure specific criteria,
  • listing major stakeholders, and
  • providing key images and sources.

The image above is taken from an online exhibition on the campus history: “Travelling in style to Carleton University, arts student Enid McNeil, 20, paddles down the canal everyday and docks at the Hartwell Locks before crossing the foot bridge to attend lectures on the new Rideau River campus. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alex McNeil, Enid lives half a mile from Carleton towards Hog’s Back. Giving her a helping hand here are Blyth Robertson, right, and Brian Flumerfelt, left.” ca. 1964. (Carleton University Library Historical Photographs) 

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