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Winter 2007 Forum Journal: Making Preservation Work!

​Table of Contents President’s Report by Richard Moe The Bidwell Training Center and Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild: Building an Environment that Nurtures Hope by William E. Strickland, Jr. The “Not So Big” Approach to Creating a Sense of Home by Sarah Susanka Values and...

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What Market Studies Tell Us About Revitalization (June 22, 2016 | Forum Webinar)

Community developers have recognized that creating housing is not enough, and many now invest in other critical assets to support vibrant communities. They increasingly use market conditions and typologies to help make decisions about where and how to invest. Join Danielle Lewinski, Mike Powe,...


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The Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities and Why It Matters (May 31, 2016 | Forum Webinar)

The Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities lays out a creative, collaborative framework for getting things done. Its focus? Making preservation a more effective and valuable partner in revitalizing neighborhoods and cities that face high vacancy and concentrated poverty....


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Preserving Wisconsin’s Civic Legacy, A Guide to Rehabilitation and Reusing Local Government Properties

This booklet, created by the National Trust’s former Midwest Office in 2010, with funding from the Jeffris Family Foundation of Janesville, Wis., is designed to help municipalities save and reuse their historic buildings. #Rehabilitation #community #AdaptiveUse #RealEstate ...

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The East St. Louis Riverfront Partnership: An Effort to Implement the Traditional National Park Service Mission and Economic Revitalization

Within the recent past, grassroots community leaders, the commercial sector, and political representatives throughout America have sought new and innovative partnership methods to promote economic growth and revitalization of declining economies. Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell,...


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Revitalizing Downtown 1976-1986

revitalizing downtowns across America has been a part of the nation`s agenda for 40 years. Sometimes, as in the case of Urban Renewal and Urban Development Action Grants (UDAGs), the federal government has taken the lead. At other times, state and local governments have led the way, launching...


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Dealing with Vacant Storefronts

Anyone who has traveled beyond his or her front door has seen examples of vacant, neglected, and run-down properties. There is no true or consistent definition of a vacant property or an abandoned building, yet we know them when we see them. The National Vacant Property Campaign states that...


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City Renewal is Smart Growth

The following is an excerpt from a speech prepared for a statewide conference on smart growth held in Greensboro, N.C., in January 2000. Plans for inner-city projects must take into account that cities are characterized by continuous change and by economic and social diversity. As a result,...