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Heritage and Sustainability: The Role of Equitable Development in Preservation

By Carlton Eley Pollution can affect public health, weaken local economies, and hinder preservation within communities with environmental justice concerns. When communities are affected by wide-ranging problems, comprehensive and thoughtful solutions are needed. Thirty years ago, the United...

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Two Years Later: Impact of the Vacant Home Tour on a Community

By Marlee Gallagher In 2014 I went to a neighbor’s house for a community meeting and met graduate student, Ken Chu, along with a group of other Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) students, both graduate and undergraduate. They were all enrolled in a class focused on the intersection of design...

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The Measure of Success: Transforming Communities through Historic Properties Real Estate Programs

Over the past three years, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has played a leading role in the effort to broaden the use of real estate programs to save historic assets through the Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) , with gen erous support provided by the 1772...

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Creating Workforce Housing in a Historic D.C. Neighborhood

By Lauren Oswalt McHale In 2012 The L’Enfant Trust launched its award-winning —and Washington, D.C.’s first— Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP) in the Anacostia Historic District. The HPRP uses historic preservation as the key to reclaiming derelict...

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Equity in Historic Preservation Planning in Baltimore

By Lauren Schiszik Once a center of transportation and industry, Baltimore today is transforming into a center for technology, innovation, and life sciences. After reaching a peak population of almost 1 million in 1950, the city saw a sharp decline in the second half of the 20th century with...

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Jefferson-Chalmers Block Build: Preservation Education as Community Building

By Jennifer Reinhardt Our mission at the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) is to advocate for Michigan’s historic places, supporting their contributions to our economic vitality, sense of place, and connection to the past. Education is a core component of that mission. From...

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[Video] PastForward 2016: preservationLIVABILITY

Recorded on November 17 at PastForward 2016 in Houston, this TrustLive session explored the starring role that historic preservation can play in the rebirth of urban areas through reinvestment and reuse of existing places. Preservation helps create livable, vibrant, equitable, and creative...

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A Q&A with Denise E. Gilmore, New Manager of the Historic Properties Redevelopment Program

Launched in 2014, the Historic Properties Redevelopment Program (HPRP ) has, thanks to funding from the 1772 Foundation, worked to build a network of preservation developers across the United States. Recently, Denise E. Gilmore joined the National Trust as the new manager for HPRP. Gilmore...

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Inclusive, Accessible Cities: Pitting Preservation Against Affordable Housing Misses the Point

Many American cities are in the midst of an affordable housing crisis—one that particularly impacts renters and the lowest-earning Americans, whose incomes have stagnated while housing costs have risen. City leaders and community organizations across the country are seeking strategies to...

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The Past and Future City: A Q&A with National Trust President and CEO Stephanie Meeks

Today the National Trust for Historic Preservation (in collaboration with Island Press) published The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities , a book by Stephanie K. Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy about the role historic preservation plays in urban...

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