Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Historic Preservation Tuesday: 2015 National Trust for Historic Preservation annual conference will be in DC

In preparing my May post on National Historic Preservation Month I learned that this year, the annual meeting of the National Trust for Historic Preservation will be in Washington, DC, from November 3rd to November 6th.

The last time it was in DC was in the late 1990s, when I wasn't yet inculcated into the fold.

The conference will be a great opportunity to learn a lot, quickly, about preservation and urban improvement, and for area residents, only the registration fee "will be expensive," as residents can attend the conference without incurring hotel and other travel costs.

It will be interesting to see how local organizations get involved and what they choose to highlight.

I've argued for a long time that national conferences could do a better job interfacing with local communities in terms of helping the local community to leverage the national meeting for local capacity building.

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