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.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

National Trust for Historic Preservation national conference in DC, November 3rd-6th

From email:

Register today for PastForward 2015 and commit to continued advancement of the preservation movement both locally and nationally. You're just a short drive or train ride away from the future of preservation!

(Registration is discounted through October 30th, compared to waiting til the conference.)
PastForward 2015 is ...

Skill Building: Educational programming is geared to provide you with the resources and tools to enhance the work you're doing in your community.

In the Field: A popular conference staple provides you the opportunity to explore parts of the D.C., Virginia and Maryland preservation story you may not be aware of through Field Studies. Many are already filling up fast.

Networking: Relationships are formed and reinforced every year at the conference, particularly at the Opening Reception held this year at the Washington National Cathedral.

Action: This year attendees have the opportunity to champion preservation causes to their representatives on Capitol Hill through Preservation Leadership Training ® (PLT) Intensives and Advocacy Day.

Intersecting: New voices and diverse perspectives enhance the discussions and broaden the scope and reach of the work that we're all doing for the preservation movement.

Inspiring: Speakers such Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative Bryan Stevenson and Executive Vice President of Muncipal Art Society of New York Mary Rowe will inform and motivate attendees.

Transformative: As we begin celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, PastForward will kick off the discussions of where the preservation movement will be in the next 50 years.

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