Director of Heritage Conservation, University of Sydney

Dr. Cameron Logan was recently appointed as the Director of Heritage Conservation in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning at the University of Sydney. He is an urban and architectural historian whose work focuses on the ways that heritage conservation shapes cities. He is interested in the places we choose to keep, why we choose to keep them and who decides. This involves researching the ways in which regimes of cultural value inform and delimit property value; the social politics of deciding what places to protect and how; and the possibilities of understanding and adapting large-scale landscapes and built ensembles such as hospitals, stadiums and universities.

He is the author of Historic Capital: Preservation, Race and Real Estate in Washington, DC (forthcoming, University of Minnesota Press) and co-author of Architecture and the Modern Hospital: Nosokomeion to Hygeia with Julie Wills and Philip Goad (forthcoming Routledge). He has published in top-ranked urban and architectural history venues, including The Journal of Architecture, and Journal of Urban History as well as in leading conservation venues such as APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology.

Cameron has been a board member and is an active contributor to the programs of the Australian chapter of Docomomo and was a longtime member of the City of Port Phillip‘s Heritage Advisory Committee.

He has a PhD from George Washington University and taught for several years at the University of Melbourne.


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    Director of Heritage Conservation, University of Sydney