Event: Pizza Talk: "Building Futures, Saving Pasts: An Examination of the Approach of the Sustainable Preservation Initiative"

Date & Time

April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Contact Information

Matthew Swanson


Fowler A222

Event Type

Pizza Talk

Event Details

Speaker: Dr. Paul Burtenshaw, Director, Projects, Sustainable Preservation Initiative

The Sustainable Preservation  Initiative (SPI) attempts to "Build Futures and Save Pasts"-simultaneously protecting tangible cultural heritage and enhancing the lives of the people who live around it. To do this, we develop sustainable local businesses, which are connected to archaeology and provide real and long­ term incomes to communities .Through this, we hope to create new economic opportunities and allow people to leverage historic sites responsibly .This talk will explore the rationale behind SPI's approach to heritage preservation and sustainable development and reviews our successes, failures, and lessons from our projects in Peru, Guatemala, and Jordan.