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Action Agenda: A New Approach to Preservation in Legacy Cities—and Beyond

Originally Posted February 11, 2016 By Melissa Jest and Cara Bertron The excitement was palpable in Newark one evening last December. Stacks of the Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities , a new report from the Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) and a broad array...

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December 2012 Forum Focus: Helping Cities Get it Right: Preservation Strategies for Addressing Rightsizing

This Forum Focus summarizes the results of the recent study “Putting the Right in Rightsizing: A Historic Preservation Case Study,” published by the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). Prepared by preservation...

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Summer 2013 Forum Journal: Preservation in the City

In 1966 the Lovin’ Spoonful recorded “Summer in the City,” a song about hot days and about finding the right girl. But “despite the heat it'll be alright” in our nation’s big cities, according to the contributors to the summer issue of the Forum Journal . These authors, city dwellers all,...

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Is the National Register of Historic Places Helping or Hindering Legacy City Preservation?

by Michael R. Allen In the weeks leading up to PastForward, the 2014 National Preservation Conference, we've asked thought leaders to set the stage for this year's four tracks. In this post, Michael Allen, the director of the Preservation Research Office, addresses rightsizing, legacy...

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Lessons from the Legacy City Conference

By Cara Bertron Cleveland was the site of the Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities convening. | Credit: Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities There is a small and dedicated group of...

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Reimaging, Reinventing, and Revitalizing Legacy Cities

By Brad White When cities are growing rapidly and the urban fabric is changing before our eyes, many residents and supportive city officials turn to historic preservation to help manage these changes. Preservation can help to maintain and develop sustainable cities—those cities...

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Revitalizing Legacy Cities: Placemaking, Rightsizing and Beyond

by Dana L. Saylor-Furman Last December, the Center for Community Progress posted the report Placemaking in Legacy Cities: Opportunities and Good Practices . The report, prepared by New Solutions Group, LLC, emphasizes the importance of placemaking in efforts to revitalize Legacy Cities...

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Smartphone Survey Contributes to Detroit’s Rightsizing Conversation

By Emilie Evans Detailed look at the LocalData smartphone interface |Credit: Amy Elliott Bragg, President, Preservation Detroit. Two weeks, 50 volunteer surveyors, and nearly 18,000 historic properties. Not...

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Looking Ahead to 2014

Do you ever wonder what forms the basis for the various lists that hype the top ten travel destinations, restaurants, books, hospitals, cookie recipes, etc.? Or lists that dictate what’s “in” and what’s “out”? Or that predict future trends? So at the risk of being just as unscientific as we...

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Urgent Work in Good Company: The Preservation Rightsizing Network Takes Off

By: Cara Bertron Idora neighborhood in Youngstown, Ohio | Credit: Cara Bertron For many preservation advocates, planners, and others living and working in older industrial cities, a recent New York Times article on bulldozer-driven planning missed the point. ...

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