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Building an Inclusive Preservation Plan in Madison, Wisconsin

By Heather L. Bailey and Amy Loewenstein Scanlon The preservation program in Madison, Wisconsin, began in 1971 after a failed grassroots effort to save an 1853 mansion on the west side of the city. The galvanized new Landmarks Commission set out designating the most iconic architecture and...

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New Report: The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses from Main Street America

Editor's Note: This piece is cross posted from Main Street America. You can read the full piece and take a closer look at the data for the report on their website. If you want to learn more you can listen to their webinar from April 16 that goes deeper into the report. By Main...

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A Map of History: Surveying Puerto Rico’s Historic Places after Hurricane María

By Ivonne Sanabria Editor's Note: In 2018 Hurricane-Damaged Resources in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were listed as part of the annual list of America's 1 1 Most Endangered Historic Places . Learn more about the program and submit your nomination for the 2019 list . On...

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Forum Journal: Technology Transforming Preservation

By Priya Chhaya and Reina Murray A little more than a year ago, the two of us were tasked with surveying the role technology plays in historic preservation. Over the course of many subsequent hours of planning—and cups of coffee—we tackled this broad subject. We ultimately decided to focus...

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Forum Journal: Technology Transforming Preservation (Vol. 32, No. 1)

This issue of the Forum Journal explores two distinct applications of technology in preservation. The first is the documentation of historic places and the management of the resulting historic resource data. The second is telling the stories of old and historic places, which increasingly...

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A Career of Architectural Surveys

By Richard L. Mattson If medals were awarded for sheer numbers of historic buildings surveyed, I reckon I would make the podium. It has been quite a ride, taking off in a 1967 Camaro in 1979 to inventory farmsteads in Monroe County, Illinois, and landing in the 1990s in Charlotte, North...

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Top Tips from SurveyLA, Los Angeles’ Citywide Historic Resources Survey

By Janet Hansen and Sara Delgadillo Cruz This year marks a milestone for historic preservation in Los Angeles with the completion of SurveyLA. The concept for the project began in 2000, when the Getty Conservation Institute initiated a multiyear feasibility study to review best practices and...

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PastForward: Technology Reading List

​ Over the coming months, we’ll be publishing our annual reading lists leading up to PastForward 2017. As always, these lists present curated videos, articles, and projects that we hope will spark discussions in Chicago come November 14–17. Super early bird registration ends August 4. ...

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