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The Tidal Basin in Context: Dialogues on Public Space Today

This webinar took place on January 27, 2021 Conceived of and moderated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, curators of the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab exhibition, this evening program is the first in a series of conversations about the changing nature of public space and the complexities of its...

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Report: James River Alternatives (October 2020)

In the summer of 2019, the Army Corps restarted the permitting review process, but progress on the EIS has been slow. Based on the inadequate information provided to the public about project alternatives and impacts at the scoping meeting, the National Trust determined that an updated...

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James River Transmission Line Update and Advocacy Alert

Since including the James River near Jamestown, Virginia, on the annual list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places in 2013, the National Trust and our partners, including Preservation Virginia, as well as preservation advocates around the country have urged the Army Corps of...

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[Slide Deck and Resources] Broadening Our Understanding of Brown v. Board of Education

Although most commonly associated with Topeka, Kansas—now home to the National Park Service’s Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site—Brown v. Board of Education was actually a portfolio of cases drawn from five communities. On September 17, 2020, the National Trust launched the Brown...

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Telling Untold Stories for Preservation Advocacy at the Tidal Basin

By Taneil Ruffin Editor’s Note: This past summer the National Trust for Historic Preservation designated the National Mall Tidal Basin as a National Treasure. To learn more about the threats and current campaign to save the Tidal Basin, visit www.savingplaces.org/tidal-basin . Want to...

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Using Laser Scanning Technology to Record the LULAC Council 60 Clubhouse

When driving down Bagby Street in Houston, Texas, a bustling one-way throughway, you will zoom right by a white stucco two-story structure. If you do notice the old house that was built in 1907, you may not think anything about the unassuming, and decaying, building. The LULAC Council 60...

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Historic Preservation in Philadelphia: New Tools for an Old City

By Seri Worden and Patrick Grossi In November 2019, Philadelphia Mayor James Kenney signed into law three new bills that remove barriers and incentivize historic preservation in one of our nation’s most historic cities. These bills will allow for a more flexible and supportive regulatory...

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How Does the National Mall Tidal Basin Actually Work?

Before we can save something, we must understand it. Even as a fresh graduate of a landscape architecture program, I was surprised by the design and operation of the National Mall Tidal Basin. I knew about the Tidal Basin before working on the campaign to save it at the National Trust for...

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From Vacancy to Vitality in Little Havana

With contributions from Carson Hartmann In many cities across the country, older neighborhoods are experiencing intense development pressures. City planners, preservationists, and residents are considering how to maintain community identity while also accommodating growth. In such scenarios,...

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Forum Journal: Heritage in the Landscape

The latest issue of Forum Journal examines the history, issues, and current conversations surrounding the preservation of cultural landscapes. In her introductory piece on cultural landscapes and the National Register, Barbara Wyatt explains that there is no single, rigid definition for a...

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