Ten graduate and professional degree students were awarded fellowships in 2009 through the Walter H. Judd International Graduate & Professional Fellowships. One of the recipients, Jessica McClurg (MArch, Architecture & Historical Preservation) is from the College of Design. McClurg will study preservation practices in Japan to combat the stress of tourism on heritage sites. Her study will document the physical, economic, and cultural impacts that tourism has had on different heritage sites in Japan through physical measurements and documentation using photographs and detailed drawings. To gain a more rounded view of what is happening at these sites, she will also meet with local heritage experts to discuss the impact of tourism on the more intangible issues like economy and culture. A final photo essay will describe the findings of this exploration using both images and captions to present broader implications.
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