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Winter 2005 Forum Journal: Restore America: Communities at a Crossroads

​ Table of Content President’s Report by Richard Moe Experiencing History Firsthand in our National Parks by Fran P. Mainella The Purpose of a Coherent Community by Wendell Berry Decentralization and Sprawl Development: Consequences, Causes, Solutions by Bruce Katz Tribal...


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On the Hill: Historic Tax Credit Update, Bears Ears, Transportation, Disaster Relief, and World War I Monuments

By Government Affairs Staff Updated 12/20/17: See updates in the Historic Tax Credit Section. As we head into the last month of 2017, a number of critical issues related to historic preservation are looming on the hill—from the future of the historic tax credit (HTC) to some good news...

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Fall 2007 Forum Journal Heritage Corridors: Pathways to History

Table of Content Introduction: Heritage Corridors as Pathways to History by Brenda Barrett The Great Allegheny Passage and Its Trail Towns: Connecting Recreation, Tourism, and Community Redevelopment by Linda McKenna Box Preserving Route 66: A Federal Perspective by Kaisa Barthuli...

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Fall 2008 Forum Journal: Viewpoints

​ Table of Content Interstate Safety Rest Areas: Enhancing the American Travel Experience by Joanna Dowling Considering Archeology: What Site Stewards Should Know by Scott M. Grammer The Paradores of Spain: A Sojourn to Refresh the Preservation Soul by Theodore Ligibel ...

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Section 4(f) Success Stories

Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, the law that established the US DOT, is intended to protect significant parks, recreation areas, wildlife refuges, and historic sites from the effects of transportation projects. Under Section 4(f), historic sites and other protected...

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Transportation Reauthorization Letters

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Preservation Action (PA), the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers (NCSHPO), Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and other preservation advocates have long been engaged in transportation advocacy efforts. Here is a set...

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Transportation Advocacy

The federal Department of Transportation Act of 1966 included Section 4(f), which requires transportation planners to develop projects that protect or avoid historic resources. Section 106 Federal Transportation Policy Transportation and preservation share a goal: creating better lives for...

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Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act, 49 U.S.C. § 303 and 23 U.S.C. § 138, provides an important opportunity for the protection of historic resources from potentially adverse impacts of federal transportation projects. Although Section 4(f) applies to a narrower scope of actions...

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Provision in Department of Transportation Act that prohibits federal approval or funding of transportation projects that require "use" of any historic site unless (1) there is "no feasible and prudent alternative to the project," and (2) the project includes "all possible planning to minimize...