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EarthXplorers: Teaching GIS Skills in Pursuit of Preservation

By Jeni Henrickson and Aaron Doering Geographic knowledge and inquiry skills are key in today’s globally interdependent world, including within the preservation field. Understanding geographic concepts like location, place, movement, human/environment interaction, and region is key to...

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Winter 2015 Forum Journal: Strategies for Saving National Treasures

In the past, editorial cartoonists routinely depicted determined preservationists having a last-minute face-off with looming bulldozers to protest the demolition of a grand old courthouse or historic theater. While that approach may have grabbed the headlines 50 years ago, today the preservation...

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The National Defense Authorization Act and Public Lands

By Denise Ryan On December 12, Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act which includes more than 60 provisions relating to public lands and natural resources. This is the first time Congress has taken action on public lands since 2009, when it designated Paterson Great Falls...

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Seeking New National Treasures

Miami Marine Stadium Credit: National Trust for Historic Preservation The National Trust is actively seeking new National Treasures – Share your ideas! As leaders in historic preservation know, every day historic places throughout the United States are threatened—with...

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Using Public Bonding to Save Hinchliffe Stadium

By Gianfranco Archimede In the early years of the Great Depression, Mayor John V. Hinchliffe of Paterson, New Jersey, proposed something extraordinary. After ten years of stalled talks about a city stadium for Paterson, he got down to the planning and construction of a 7,500-seat sports...

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Forum Reference Desk: The Complexities of the Sport Venues

Arsenal Stadium in North London was home to the Arsenal Football Club from 1913 to 2006. After the team moved to the new Emirates Stadium nearby, the structure was redeveloped into an apartment complex called Highbury Square. Stands were incorporated into the new development. | Credit: Gavin...

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Hinchliffe Stadium Designated a National Historic Landmark

By Lindsey Wallace On March 11, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Jonathan B. Jarvis announced the designation of 13 new national historic landmarks (NHLs), including Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, N.J. Hinchliffe Stadium’s designation as a...

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