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Digital Video Conference (DVC) entitled "Cultural Heritage Conservation in Modern Cities"

Twenty engineering and technology students and faculty members from Nahrain University and the University of Technology, as well as local city planners, participated in a digital video conference on September 27th at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. The topic of the conference was on striking a balance between the development of urban areas and the preservation of historic buildings, monuments and sites. Ms. Pamela S. Jerome, Director of the post-graduate program at Columbia University's School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, lead the discussion on best practices for conservation of stone, brick, and concrete. Iraq is home to some of the oldest structures in the world, their preservation is important on an international scale. Ms. Jerome's conference provided the audience with invaluable information that will assist them in their work and studies.