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November 2012 Forum Focus: Special Lecture by Donovan Rypkema, the 2012 Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award Recipient

Special Lecture by Donovan Rypkema, the 2012 Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award Recipient Presented at the National Preservation Conference on November 3, 2012 in Spokane Washington. I think the historic preservation movement is today in the most trouble since the passage of the National...

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A Welcome to the Inland and Pacific Northwest

In 1974 Spokane, Wash., hosted a world’s fair—EXPO’74: Celebrating Tomorrow’s Fresh New Environment. Spokane was, at the time, the smallest city to ever host a world’s fair. While the success of the fair’s advocacy for a new era of environmental responsibility is debatable, the fair represented...


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Conversation Starter Part 2: Telling Richer Stories of Place

Another Conversation Starter at the Spokane National Preservation Conference focused on ways that preservationists can work with diverse communities to develop richer stories of place . Panelists used their experiences to highlight different strategies and success stories. Speakers Aissia...

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Conversation Starter Part 1: Beyond LEED

At the National Preservation Conference in Spokane, each day kicked off with a Conversation Starter—a 90-minute session designed to frame the sessions and discussions that followed. Each Conversation Starter ended with a question-and-answer period. Audience members had plenty of questions and...

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Spokane On Demand

More than 60 educational sessions, all three conversation starters, the opening plenary and closing luncheon presentations are now available for purchase on demand. These high-quality digital recordings bring the conference content directly to you. In addition to the crystal clear audio, the...

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November 2012 Forum Focus: Special Lecture by Donovan Rypkema

"For more than 30 years, Donovan Rypkema has worked at the intersection of historic preservation, real estate, and economics, providing services and insights to organizations and towns nationwide. This past week at the National Preservation Conference Rypkema was presented with the 2012 Louise...

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A Call to Action for 2016: Stephanie Meeks Addresses the 2012 National Preservation Conference

Interior of the Fox Theater in Spokane, WA This speech was given by National Trust President Stephanie K. Meeks during the Opening Plenary of the 2012 National Preservation Conference. Thank you Mayor Condon for that introduction and for giving us such a warm and enthusiastic...

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National Preservation Conference: Conversation Starter and Thoughts from November 3

The final day of the National Preservation Conference always feels a bit sudden. For four days we've come together to share best practices, gain new ideas, and engage on the tough issues that we are all facing. It's always a bit sad to say goodbye. The day kicked off with a special lecture by...

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National Preservation Conference: Thoughts from November 2

A t-shirt spotted on an attendee at the 2012 National Preservation Conference. Day 3 of the National Preservation Conference brought with it much preservation chatter and engagement, beginning with a Conversation Starter that looked at how we "Tell a Richer Story of Place". We...

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