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The Tidal Basin in Context: Funding the Public Sphere

Conceived of and moderated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, curators of the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab exhibition, this evening program is the fourth in a series of conversations about the changing nature of public space and the complexities of its preservation. This session will focus on...

Final Tidal Basin April 21 PPT.pdf


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The Tidal Basin in Context: Memorials and Controversy

Conceived of and moderated by Donald Albrecht and Thomas Mellins, curators of the Tidal Basin Ideas Lab exhibition, this evening program is the third in a series of conversations about the changing nature of public space and the complexities of its preservation. This session will focus on issues...

March 24 Tidal Basin Webinar.pdf


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Building on the PastForward Town Halls: Climate Change

Last October, more than 500 preservationists participated in the PastForward Online 2020 Town Hall on climate change. This virtual gathering generated a range of opinions, ideas, and suggestions for how the preservation movement can more effectively engage in climate change advocacy and action. ...

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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...

Forum Webinar_TidalBasininContext.pdf


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Findings from the 2017 Heritage Preservation and Climate Change Survey

By January Tavel In 2017, the National Trust for Historic Preservation collaborated with ICF to launch the Heritage Preservation and Climate Change Survey. ICF is an organization with a long history of helping clients and partners overcome big challenges by creatively integrating the...

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Reading List: Prepping for Town Halls at PastForward Online 2020

One of the new features this year at PastForward Online 2020 (October 27-30), are three live Town Halls. Using digital tools, these interactive sessions will provide a forum for open discussion and give you an opportunity to share your own beliefs and ideas for action. Each of these Town Halls...

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Building Relevance: What are the Top Challenges Facing Preservation?

In the Fall of 2019 the National Trust for Historic Preservation sent out a survey to gain a better understanding of the movement’s core values, challenges being faced, and developing innovations.. In this final post digging into the results of that survey, Amy Webb examines the responses...

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Building Relevance: A Snapshot of the Preservation Movement

In the fall of 2019, before the death of George Floyd and the global pandemic, the National Trust for Historic Preservation circulated the 30-question survey, Challenges and Innovations Occurring in the Preservation Field . A deep desire for relevance—and its positive consequences related to...

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Defending the National Environmental Policy Act

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and a coalition of partners filed a lawsuit challenging new National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations issued earlier this month. Signed into law on January 1, 1970, Congress established NEPA to ensure that federal agencies consider...

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