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Proving the Power of Place: President Lincoln’s Cottage Visitor Impact Study

By Erin Carlson Mast A version of this piece originally appeared on the American Alliance of Museums website on March 20, 2018. The “Lincoln shiver” is what many of the staff and advisers called it during the restoration of President Lincoln’s Cottage . The shiver is a feeling one gets...

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Full Recordings of the PastForward 2017 TrustLives Are Now Available

This past fall attendees from across the country gathered in Chicago for PastForward 2017. During the conference, attendees were treated to three TrustLive keynote presentations that provided connective tissue between the work of preservation in Technology, Health, and the Future of Cities. ...

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Winter 2005 Forum Journal: Restore America: Communities at a Crossroads

​ Table of Contents President’s Report by Richard Moe Experiencing History Firsthand in our National Parks by Fran P. Mainella The Purpose of a Coherent Community by Wendell Berry Decentralization and Sprawl Development: Consequences, Causes, Solutions by Bruce Katz Tribal...

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PastForward is about the Future: A PastForward 2017 Recap

Friday at PastForward began with our final TrustLive, which featured documentarian Holly Morris. Morris' presentation, which focused on her film, "The Babushkas of Chernobyl," was followed by a discussion with Anna Ricklin from the American Planning Association; Bonnie McDonald from Landmarks...

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Human Perception and the Built Environment: Notes from a Preservation Viewpoint

What is the brain science behind the way we experience old places? As a lifelong preservationist, I, like many other old house hunters, have “felt” the quality of an old place. Even decades later, I can imagine and re-experience the feeling of being in the old abandoned shell of a house serving...

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Winter 2008 Forum Journal: Preservation Matters!

T able of Contents President’s Report by Richard Moe Spearheading Preservation Action: My Personal Challenge by Nellie Longsworth Celebrating the City by Garrison Keillor Making the Preservation Message Resonate with Donors by Jay Steenhuysen Valuing Heritage: Re-examining...

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Neuroscience and Preservation: Measuring the Healing Properties of Places

By Nikos A. Salingaros Buildings and urban spaces provide healing environments for people. Most people understand this intuitively, yet the reasons to preserve that we have codified into law are not based on data about the neuroscience behind this truth—they tend instead to be commandeered by...

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PastForward Preview: Holly Morris, Filmmaker, Writer, and Television Host

Holly Morris ’ newest documentary, The Babushkas of Chernobyl , premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival and earned her the Jury Award for Directing. Lauded by reviewers, the film, which focuses on a defiant community of women who live inside Ukraine’s radioactive “exclusion zone...

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PastForward Reading List: Introduction to Health and Historic Preservation

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. Early bird registration ends September 15. Register...

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