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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...

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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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Preserving Buffalo’s Historic Public Schools for the 21st Century

In January 2000 the Buffalo City School District embarked on an ambitious project of reconstructing virtually its entire stock of aging school buildings. Ultimately costing more than $1.3 billion, the project is scheduled to be completed in 2013. Divided into five phases, three of the phases...

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School Board and Preservationists as Partners

Fort Worth is home to some of the finest historic public school buildings in all of Texas. The more than 100 elementary, middle school, and high school buildings span the historic architectural spectrum from Victorian to post-World War II structures. These buildings also serve to identify, and...

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How to Save Your Alma Mater

It was a proud moment for the preservation-minded citizens of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming (population 1,200), when on March 21, 1996, a plaque was mounted on the 67-year-old high school declaring it to be a national historic site. The monumental red-brick building had stood the tests of time, weather,...

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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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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,...