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Summer 2012 Forum Journal: Green and Local Powers Preservation

​ Cities both large and small are embracing sustainability for a number of reasons and in a variety of different ways. The Summer 2012 issue of Forum Journal focuses on the efforts of local communities to integrate historic preservation with sustainability goals. These efforts range from ...


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Winter 2009 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

Table of Contents Taking a "Grass-Tops" Approach to Lobbying by Paul Bruhn, Myrick Howard, and Gregory Paxton Overcoming Challenges to Community-Centered Schools by Renee Kuhlman Factory Farms: A Bad Choice for Rural America by Jennifer Sandy Rosebud and Wolf Mountains...

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Summer 2011 Forum Journal: Buffalo: A Living Laboratory for Preservation

The city of Buffalo, N.Y., has been called one of the country’s best-kept architectural secrets and a “textbook” for modern American buildings. This metropolis, which thrived in the 19th and early 20th century as a transportation and industrial center, boasts buildings by H. H. Richardson, Frank...


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Helping Johnny Walk to School

Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and with support from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, in 2008 the National Trust launched the Helping Johnny Walk to School: Sustaining Communities through Smart School Siting Policies program to help localities site...

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Citizen Involvement Central to Preservation in Eugene

Eugene, Ore., has been a university town since 1872, when we were selected as the home city for Oregon`s first state university, now the University of Oregon. Our citizens have always been progressive in their inclinations, with strong commitments to education, parks, recreation, quality schools...

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Schools Aided by NTHP’s Y2K Most Endangered List

According to opinion polls, the quality of public education is a major concern of most Americans. Citizens are especially troubled by deteriorating school facilities-a $332-billion problem nationally-and the impact on student achievement. Too often municipalities react by abandoning these...

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Historic Neighborhood Schools: "E" is for Endangered

Not far from the White House in Washington, D.C., a former African-American Free School, built in 1886, may be razed to make room for a new office building. In Santa Fe, N. Mex., neighbors and parents fear that four historic neighborhood schools, designed by New Mexico`s pre-eminent architect,...

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Overcoming Challenges to Community-Centered Schools

In May 2008, the National Trust launched the “ Helping Johnny Walk to School: Sustaining Communities through Smart School Policies ” project to encourage the retention and development of community-centered schools. Such schools use existing infrastructure and buildings, share spaces for...

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New Tools Advance the Historic Neighborhood Schools Initiative

The National Trust launched its Historic Neighborhood Schools Initiative in 2000, after receiving dozens of calls from communities seeking help in preserving their neighborhood schools. This caused historic neighborhood schools to be placed on the Trust’s list of the nation’s 11 Most...