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Remembering Bob Silman

Many of the preservationists in this county consulted with Bob Silman, recognizing how unusual it was to find an engineer that said “we can do this”: we can save original fabric and insert sensitive structural upgrades that result in countless historic buildings being not razed but put back to...

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Summer 2016 Forum Journal : Prioritizing Diversity and Inclusion in Preservation

Today’s preservation movement is increasingly committed to saving places that tell a full, inclusive story of our nation’s past. Preservationists are engaging and learning from diverse communities to remedy the biases and oversights of earlier historians. A top-down, one-sided...

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PastForward 2015 Diversity Summit

The Diversity Summit took place during the 2015 PastForward Conference, Nov. 3-6, Washington, DC. During the panel leaders of national organizations representing diverse constituencies came together with the preservation community to consider how we must work together to engage more communities...


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PastForward 2015 Closing Luncheon and 50th Anniversary Kickoff

The final event of #PastForward 2015 served as an anniversary party, kicking off a year of celebrations. The luncheon began with the presentation of the American Express Aspire Award by Tim McClimon, Executive Director of American Express Foundation, and was followed by a keynote by Department...


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PastForward 2015 - TrustLive: preservationURBAN

In the preservationURBAN TrustLive presentation Mary Rowe, Executive Vice President, Municipal Art Society of New York explored the tools and solutions that take preservation to scale in our downtown communities. Sponsored by The 1772 Foundation. Responders: James Lindberg, Senior Director,...


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PastForward 2015 - TrustLive: preservationINNOVATION

In preservationINNOVATION Marion Mollegen McFadden, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, US Deptartment of Housing and Urban Development presented how federal agencies tackle challenges and seek opportunities on the front lines of preservation. Sponsored by The Advisory Council on...


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PastForward 2015 - TrustLive: preservationVOICES

In the preservationVOICES TrustLive, hear from Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative discuss using place to seek justice, foster inclusivity and tell the full American story. Sponsored by the National Park Service and the Kellogg Foundation Responders: Liz &Scaron...


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Past Forward 2015 - TrustLive: Opening Plenary & preservationFuture

The Opening Plenary of PastForward 2015 took place at Washington National Cathedral. The Opening Plenary kicked off with an introduction to Washington National Cathedral followed by announcements of the National Preservation Awards and the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award. Closing out the...


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Preservation Leadership Forum: Looking Back on 2015

Credit: David Keith Photography Webinars on redevelopment and virtual streaming. Trainings on real estate and journals on places that have meaning. These are a few of our favorite things … at Preservation Leadership Forum in 2015, that is. This past year was an exciting year for Forum...

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2015 PastForward Diversity Summit (Part 2): Preservationist and Ally Voices

This article is the second post of a two part series. Click here for Part 1. Following the spirited Diversity Summit Executive Panel Discussion, preservationists and potential partners came together at the summit’s World Café to discuss how we might advance the movement...

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