Something New: Welcome to the New Preservation Leadership Forum

By Forum Online posted 06-08-2016 15:25


This is going to be the start of a beautiful friendship. More than a year ago, the Preservation Leadership Forum team at the National Trust for Historic Preservation began thinking about the future of the Forum website. What tools do preservation professionals need to save places? What information do you need to make a difference in your community? How can we bring all these experts, thought leaders, and innovators together in one place?

The result is the new Preservation Leadership Forum website!

What's different? Our in-depth, cutting-edge content is now available online in a new format: clear, easily accessible, and user friendly.

How do I use it? With all our content tagged by topic, the search feature is more robust and efficient than ever before. From articles to videos, blog posts to publications, you'll find the resources you need with a simple search—go ahead, give it a try!

Why don't I have to log in?
During the process of rolling out the new site there is no need to log in. All content on will be publicly accessible until the end of the summer, which makes this a great moment to pass the site along to your peers and colleagues who are not yet Forum members!

Anything else I need to know?
Why yes, there is! Later this year we'll be launching Forum Connect, an online platform where you can collaborate and connect with peers from around the country. Stay tuned!

Same Great Content: A Few Things To Check Out

Real Estate: Put Yourself on the Map

The National Trust’s Historic Properties Redevelopment Program is building the redevelopment community and putting those who are doing this work on the map—but are we missing you? Are you enhancing your neighborhood through rehabilitation? Are you interested in revolving funds or other practices that boost property redevelopment? Can you imagine new uses for existing properties in your community? If so, Put Yourself on the Map, and become a part of this growing community.

Activating Historic Spaces

The dynamic field of preservation is forging a versatile new relationship with historic sites—and with the landscapes in which they are situated—for the 21st century. Check out the latest Forum Journal—just one piece of exciting new content in the Historic Sites section of Preservation Leadership Forum.

Doing Research?

Browse the extensive library to delve into the latest blog posts and series, browse our newest webinars, or catch up on recent Forum Journal issues—or to read Journal articles from as far back as 1990! Alternately, use the archives—and their innovative search feature—to find what you’re looking for among more than 1,600 materials, all geared toward preservation leaders.

Sign Up for the Latest Webinar: What Market Studies Tell Us About Revitalization

Community developers have recognized that creating housing is not enough, and many now invest in other critical assets to support vibrant communities. They increasingly use market conditions and typologies to help make decisions about where and how to invest. Join Danielle Lewinski from the Center for Community Progress, Angela Carlberg from NeighborWorks America, and Mike Powe and Melissa Jest from the National Trust for Historic Preservation as they explore the data available to community development professionals conducting market research and highlight data use in the context of larger neighborhood revitalization strategies. Join us for the webinar on June 22, 1–2 p.m. EST.

This is just a fraction of the new content on Preservation Leadership Forum, so come in and take a look around. The best is yet to come!


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