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PastForward 2019 Preview: Saving Urban Neighborhoods —Mindy Fullilove

National Trust conference attendees first heard from Dr. Mindy Fullilove at the National Preservation Conference in St.Paul, MN in 2007 where she talked about her book Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It . In the years since,...

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Building Tomorrow’s Heritage: Lessons from Psychology and Health Sciences

By Michael W. Mehaffy and Nikos A. Salingaros This is the second post in a series about recent lessons from the sciences for historic preservation and compatible new development. The authors—a physicist and mathematician, and an urban researcher and philosopher—explore emerging scientific...

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Building Tomorrow’s Heritage: What Historic Structures Can Teach Us About Making a Better Future

By Michael W. Mehaffy and Nikos A. Salingaros This is the first post in a series about recent lessons from the sciences for historic preservation and compatible new development. The authors—a physicist and mathematician and an urban researcher and philosopher—explore emerging scientific...

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Proving the Power of Place: President Lincoln’s Cottage Visitor Impact Study

By Erin Carlson Mast A version of this piece originally appeared on the American Alliance of Museums website on March 20, 2018. The “Lincoln shiver” is what many of the staff and advisers called it during the restoration of President Lincoln’s Cottage . The shiver is a feeling one gets...

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Full Recordings of the PastForward 2017 TrustLives Are Now Available

This past fall attendees from across the country gathered in Chicago for PastForward 2017. During the conference, attendees were treated to three TrustLive keynote presentations that provided connective tissue between the work of preservation in Technology, Health, and the Future of Cities. ...

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

​ Table of Contents 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 ...

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PastForward is about the Future: A PastForward 2017 Recap

Friday at PastForward began with our final TrustLive, which featured documentarian Holly Morris. Morris' presentation, which focused on her film, "The Babushkas of Chernobyl," was followed by a discussion with Anna Ricklin from the American Planning Association; Bonnie McDonald from Landmarks...

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Human Perception and the Built Environment: Notes from a Preservation Viewpoint

What is the brain science behind the way we experience old places? As a lifelong preservationist, I, like many other old house hunters, have “felt” the quality of an old place. Even decades later, I can imagine and re-experience the feeling of being in the old abandoned shell of a house serving...

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Winter 2008 Forum Journal: Preservation Matters!

T able of Contents President’s Report by Richard Moe Spearheading Preservation Action: My Personal Challenge by Nellie Longsworth Celebrating the City by Garrison Keillor Making the Preservation Message Resonate with Donors by Jay Steenhuysen Valuing Heritage:...

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