Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)

Legacy Department

Landscape Architecture


Powers, Matthew

Committee Member

Smith, Christa

Committee Member

Pearson, David

Committee Member

Cunningham, Grant


In the recent past there has been a rise in concerns regarding the management and preservation of cultural landscapes. This project attempts to understand and analyze contemporary approaches taken by organizations around the world to preserve cultural landscapes. Five organizations are (1) United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), (2) Australian Heritage Council (AHC), (3) New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT), (4) National Park Service (NPS) and (5) Archeological Survey of India (ASI) have been selected for study. The existing preservation guidelines and two case studies from each organization are examined. The results of the study will help in understanding the similarities and differences in approaches taken by various organizations while building towards a common framework. The findings will also help create a methodological framework for nurturing cultural landscapes in India.