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A 360-Degree View of Virginia History

By Peter Hedlund In 2013 Encyclopedia Virginia ( EV ), a free and authoritative online resource published by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities , partnered with the Google Earth Outreach team to apply the technology behind Google Street View to capturing some of Virginia’s most...

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PastForward: Technology Reading List

​ Over the coming months, we’ll be publishing our annual reading lists leading up to PastForward 2017. As always, these lists present curated videos, articles, and projects that we hope will spark discussions in Chicago come November 14–17. Super early bird registration ends August 4. ...

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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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HistoryQuest DC: Tracking the City’s Historical Fabric, Building by Building

The D.C. Historic Preservation Office has recently launched an application called HistoryQuest DC . This interactive map that provides historical data about approximately 127,000 of the city’s buildings is a user-friendly new tool for scholars, researchers, students, and...

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The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project: Engaging a Modern Audience

By Amanda Davis New York City is home to countless historic and cultural sites associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, yet only one—the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village—has been officially recognized by the city’s Landmarks...

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Welcome, Little Havana: Miami’s Newest National Treasure

The sensory experience of walking the streets of Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood is unforgettable. The layered histories, the rich cultural expression, and the colorful architecture underscore the importance of this unique neighborhood. I am proud to say that the National Trust added...

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Forum Webinar: The Atlas of ReUrbanism

By Mike Powe , Margaret O’Neal , Reina Murray, and Carson Hartmann On Thursday, February 9, as part of Preservation Leadership Forum’s webinar series, the National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab hosted a webinar about the Atlas of ReUrbanism —what it is, how it can be...

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Atlas of ReUrbanism: Buildings and Blocks in American Cities (February 2, 2017 | Forum Webinar)

Leveraging previous research about the benefits that older, smaller buildings bring to cities, the Atlas of ReUrbanism is a new tool to help urban leaders and advocates understand the way their cities function and build the more resilient, sustainable cities of the future. ​​ ...


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How Do You Map the Character of a City?

By Kyle Shelton The historic character of a community is often obvious. You can see it in the rooftop lines of adjoined rowhouses or in the charming pocket park tucked beside a collection of apartment buildings. You can track it through the single-family residential neighborhood with small...

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