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, January 12, 2016

Historic Preservation Tuesday: Marketing Historic Preservation to Children

Built Heritage News reports that the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation has published Colour Your City, by Susan Algie.

It's a 32-page coloring book for children featuring historic buildings throughout the city, including the Fort Garry Hotel, Manitoba Legislature, the Mint, City Hall, Confederation Building, Centennial Hall at the University of Winnipeg.

Another of the Foundation's publications, Exchange marks the spot targets children through outlining a treasure hunt through Winnipeg's Exchange District as a way to teach history and architecture.

The WAF also produces cool buttons, magnets, and mugs featuring drawings of historic buildings and architectural elements.

All preservation groups in major cities should be producing and marketing similar kinds of publications as a way to educate young and old about historic preservation, architecture, and local history.

Some preservation groups have extensive education programs targeting youth, many don't.  The Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation is particularly noteworthy in terms of their educational publishing program.



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