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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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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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Better Data, Broader Audiences: Technological Growth at the National Park Service

By Deidre McCarthy, Richard O' Connor, and Catherine Lavoie In honor of the 2016 anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), Preservation Leadership Forum is hosting a series of blog posts highlighting its programs and history. In these posts NPS staff look back and on how far the...

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