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Spring 2006 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

​ Table of Contents The Preservation and Restoration of Conscience by Ruth J. Abram Sustainability: The Ongoing Challenge for Historic Sites by Colin G. Campbell Advocacy for Heritage Sites by Fiona Reynolds Visionaries vs. Pragmatists: The Debate Over How to Interpret 20th-Century Icons...


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Resource Documents: Dakota Access Pipeline Webinar

This is a packet of resource documents to accompany the Forum Webinar "The Legal Landscape of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vs. U.S. Army Corps on Engineers " on Oct. 25, 2016. #TraditionalCulturalProperties #Diversity #Legal #PublicLands #SacredSites ...

Resource Documents Dakota Access Pipeline Webinar.pdf

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Preserving Historic Religious Properties

In 2005, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Partners for Sacred Places joined forces to collect models for reusing houses of worship no longer in religious use. As communities take proactive steps to encourage and protect sacred places, these case studies are intended to help...


Land Use

General term used to describe how land is or may be utilized or developed, whether for industrial, commercial, residential or agricultural purposes, or as open space. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws...

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Fall 2013 Forum Journal: Study Abroad: Global Perspectives

Whether they are preserving thousand-year-old terraces in China or medieval French churches, preservationists around the world face many of the same challenges. How to design compatible additions to historic buildings? Should sacred spaces be repurposed? Is commercialism of historic sites a good...


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Issue-Based Preservation: The Prairie Churches of North Dakota Project

At the outset, it seemed implausible. Could an all-volunteer preservation group with little money, no staff, and few active board members successfully take on a huge preservation issue involving hundreds of structures and powerful socioeconomic forces? Not likely. Or maybe it was a case of...

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Two Viewpoints on the Religious Properties Crisis

FLETCHER HODGES III New York City`s landmarks law has become a thorn in the side of many of the City`s churches and synagogues and other not-for-profit institutions and in some cases threatens their survival. The landmarks law`s objective is to preserve buildings of architectural distinction,...

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The Public Value of Sacred Places

Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Mobile, Alabams, is a handsome, 1874-vintage, red brick building located not far from the city`s civic center. No blazing sign on its lawn indicates that anything very remarkable happens here. But visit the church any day of the week and you will find a hive of...

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Connecting the Dots to Build a Fund for Sacred Places

Preserving historic properties is all about building relationships. That’s what they say at Partners for Sacred Places, the nation’s leading provider of information, resources, and advocacy to save America’s diverse houses of worship and strengthen its communities. When the...

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The Preservation of Religious Buildings: Three Solutions

faced with pressing financial problems and a deteriorating building, the historic Fourth Universalist Society in New York City was thinking of selling its Central Park West property to a real estate developer who would build a highrise on the site with space provided within the new structure for...