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Historic & Green in Connecticut

If you believe what you read in some papers historic preservation is a dead and dying movement, unable to adapt to modern challenges, including climate change. The truth is, there are many preservationists who see the need to forge common ground with non-preservationists. This growing...

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Blue + Gray = Green: Tips for Creating Sustainable Signage

By Drew A. Gruber and Chris Brown When was the last time you thought about signage? Have you wondered if this seemingly static resource could be made better for the environment or easier on your organization’s bank account? Signage is omnipresent on the landscape, from stop signs along our...

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Maryland’s New Flood Mitigation Guide for Historic Buildings

The devastation caused by this spring’s historic flooding is just the latest reminder of how vulnerable our communities are to extreme weather. As flooding, coastal storms, wildfires, and other climate-related disasters become more frequent and severe, none of the historic places we care about...

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PastForward Preview: Victoria Herrmann, President and Managing Director of the Arctic Institute

Victoria Herrmann, Ph.D., is the president and managing director of The Arctic Institute , a nonprofit dedicated to Arctic security research. She is also a National Geographic Explorer and recently led America's Eroding Edges , a research and storytelling project on coastal climate change...

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PastForward Reading List: Resilience

Editor’s note: As in years past, Preservation Leadership Forum is presenting a series of reading lists based on the major themes planned for PastForward 2018: intangible heritage, culture-nature, and resilience. This reading list was prepared in close collaboration with our panelists and with...

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Blog Series: America's Eroding Edges

The edges of our country are eroding. From Alaska to Louisiana, centuries of culture, tangible history, and dynamic communities are being battered by stronger storms and sea level rise—raising difficult questions about adaptation, relocation, and what it means to be an American experiencing...

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Cultural Heritage at the Living Heritage Symposium

Editor’s note: Preservation Leadership Forum is a sponsor of the livestreaming at the City of San Antonio’s Living Heritage Symposium , September 6–7. The symposium will gather cultural heritage experts—from policymakers to activists—who are working to develop best practices for the...

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The Preservation Green Lab is Now the Research & Policy Lab

In recognition of its expanded scope and role, the Preservation Green Lab is now the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Research & Policy Lab . The Research & Policy Lab will continue to provide cutting-edge research and policy innovation to support the conservation and reuse...

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Building a People-Centered Preservation Movement in Atlanta

Editor’s note: May is Preservation Month, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation encourages you to celebrate the important places in your community. Can creating equitable and sustainable communities through a people-centered preservation movement—as well as the other key concepts...

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Untapped Potential: Eight Top-Line Strategies for Promoting Building Reuse

With millions of buildings throughout the United States lying vacant and underused, cities need innovative strategies to incentivize the reuse of older buildings and discourage their demolition. This poster outlines eight top-line strategies for promoting building reuse in various urban...

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