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Preparing for the Future: A Quick Summary of PastForward 2018

"What is in our jurisdiction, and what is not? When do we choose to act, and what do we choose to ignore?” —Terry Tempest Williams, Culture-Nature TrustLive "Climate change is, at its core, a story about losing the places and cultures that make us who we are. America’s tangible and intangible...

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Where Culture Meets Nature: Route 66 and the Landscapes of America

The most enduring highway in our public consciousness, Route 66 represents a chapter in our history that continues to define the nation’s identity: the rise of the automobile and its implications of freedom, mobility, and a quintessential American story. From July 2 to August 3, 2018,...

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PastForward Preview: Terry Tempest Williams, Author and Conservationist

Terry Tempest Williams is a conservationist, free speech and ethics advocate, and author. She has been called “a citizen writer” and has consistently shown us that environmental issues are social justice issues. Tempest Williams received the 2017 Audubon New York Award for Environmental Writing...

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PastForward Preview: The Culture-Nature Approach at World Heritage Sites

Editor’s note: The National Trust for Historic Preservation is partnering with the United States Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS) around one of the main conference themes at PastForward 2018 in San Francisco—the culture-nature connection. The...

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PastForward Reading List: Culture-Nature

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. Our amazing summer interns, Amy Guay and Abigail Bashor, helped us pull together the...

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Finding Common Ground: Whole Places, New Possibilities

The year 1991 was a remarkable one for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, both at the national and local levels. It was a year of discovery, of connectivity, and of redefinition.Multiculturalism, environmental alliances, and agenda linkages became the passwords of the movement....