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Winter 2009 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

Table of Content Taking a "Grass-Tops" Approach to Lobbying by Paul Bruhn, Myrick Howard, and Gregory Paxton Overcoming Challenges to Community-Centered Schools by Renee Kuhlman Factory Farms: A Bad Choice for Rural America by Jennifer Sandy Rosebud and Wolf Mountains...

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Do Short-Term Vacation Rentals Change the Character of Historic Neighborhoods?

As the appeal of living in a historic neighborhood continues to grow across the country, the arrival of short-term vacation rentals (STVRs) has challenged many residents to ensure that the “neighbor” stays in their neighborhoods. The result is a complex debate about the benefits versus negative...

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When Does It Become Social Justice? Thoughts on Intersectional Preservation Practice

By Andrea Roberts Over the next six weeks the Forum blog will be publishing stories that respond to the question: When does historic preservation become social justice? We start with an introduction by Andrea Roberts, founder of the Texas Freedom Colonies Project and a scholar of heritage...

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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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Shifting the Paradigm from Demolition to Reuse: New Tools

By Will Cook and Tom Mayes What would be the biggest potential game-changer for the future of historic preservation? From our perspective, it would be to shift the paradigm from a default assumption of demolition to one of building reuse. This topic was discussed at “Old Buildings,...

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Habitat III: Quito, SDGs, NUA, UN-Habitat, and Heritage

By Donovan Rypkema Confused by acronyms? Welcome to the world of the United Nations (UN), international diplomacy, and the inching forward of heritage conservation on the world’s development agenda. In October some 50,000 people from 200 countries descended on Quito, Ecuador, for...

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Historic Preservation: Expanding the Planner's Toolbox

Patrice Frey and Rachel Bowdon formerly of the Preservation Green Lab authored a PAS Memo (a white paper series produced for members of the American Planning Association) that explores a number of existing tools and strategies under development that enable communities to not only protect...

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Memorandum of Understanding: IdeasCity Detroit

By Cara Michell In 2011 New York City’s New Museum launched a biennial program called IdeasCity to promote the exchange of ideas about how art and culture can strengthen cities around the world. Recently, under the leadership of IdeasCity Director Joseph Grima and New Museum Deputy...

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