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Digital Tools for Sharing Historic Building Data with the Public

By Lisa Kersavage and Daniel Watts As the city of New York grew during the period after the Revolutionary War, large plots of land were sold and subdivided for the construction of brick-clad and brick-fronted houses. These Federal-style houses were built between the 1790s and 1830s, and...

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An Evolving Approach to Social Media: Measuring the Success of Your Social Media Outreach

The Forum Blog has been publishing a series about social media in preservation that addresses community management, storytelling, advocacy, and more. Have questions? Reach out on Forum Connect ! Also, keep an eye out for our sessions at PastForward 2017 ! As the posts in this...

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Top Tips from SurveyLA, Los Angeles’ Citywide Historic Resources Survey

By Janet Hansen and Sara Delgadillo Cruz This year marks a milestone for historic preservation in Los Angeles with the completion of SurveyLA. The concept for the project began in 2000, when the Getty Conservation Institute initiated a multiyear feasibility study to review best practices and...

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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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What Sea Level Rise Could Mean for Boston’s Historic Structures

By Mariana Jordan Webb Lighthouses—intentionally constructed in exposed areas close to sea level—have long been the “canary in the coal mine” when it comes to talking about historic structures being impacted by sea level rise. In recent decades, several historic lighthouses have been...

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Atlas of ReUrbanism: Factsheet Tutorial

A closer look at the Atlas of ReUrbanism factsheets and the data they provide. Explore the Atlas of ReUrbanism . #ReUrbanism #Atlas #data

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Using the Atlas of ReUrbanism: The Purpose and Power of the Factsheets

The Atlas of ReUrbanism is a resource to help urban leaders and advocates better understand and leverage opportunities in American cities . Currently the Atlas consists of three pieces: a summary report with baseline information and comparative tables for 50 cities across the country, ...

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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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Living With Success: Preserving Community When Tourism Thrives

Increasingly over the last few decades, historic communities across the nation have turned to tourism as the economic engine that could jump start their aging downtowns. Indeed, success as a tourist destination brings many financial, aesthetic, and cultural benefits to historic districts and the...


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Iowa Video Conveys Power of Main Street

"Reinvestment is on the Rise” according to recent figures released by the National Main Street Center. Each year, the National Main Street Center collects statistical information on economic activity in local Main Street programs throughout the country. A few months ago, the Center released...

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