Historic Preservation in the 21st Century Workshop
Friday, May 3, 2013 from 8:15 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
What does historic preservation look like in the 21st Century?
Recent economic struggles, technological advances, and changing demographics make this question more relevant than ever. Historic preservation is already complicated by decision-making, fragmented bureaucracy, and often times arbitrary consideration, thus begging the question: What is the connection beween preservation, environmental sustainability, emerging technologies, and economic development?
This workshop will take a look at how to find common ground between those various interest groups and in the process revitalize our communities. It will explore how to ensure that our historic downtowns not only become places that preserve the past, but become inspirational places to re-imagine our collective futures.
PLEASE NOTE: If you plan to pay by check on the day of the event, please RSVP in advance by 5/1/2013 either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 248-505-6923.
Sessions Descriptions Include:
A Review of the Standards
Kelly Larson, Design Specialist, Michigan State Historic Preservation Office
Kelly will cover The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation. Her discussion will focus on how these Standards provide a framework for work, as well as what features need to be preserved and what others may get altered. Local examples will be provided.
What’s new in Historic Preservation
Mike Jackson, Manager, Preservation Services Division, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
Mike will discuss how 21st century Historic Preservation advocates a better reuse of our past by using preservation as a catalyst, rather than allowing it to embalm our cities. This discussion will uncover “what’s new” in historic preservation – from historic sites to sustainability and adaptive use. He will also touch on how infill projects can be successfully integrated into historic settings.
Historic Preservation is Economic Development
Nick Kalogeresis, AICP, Vice President, The Lakota Group, Chicago, IL
Nick will talk about how historic preservation revitalizes communities and strengthens business districts, using statistics and case studies.
Integrating Green Infrastructure to Achieve a Renaissance of Historic Downtowns and Neighborhoods
Patrick Judd, RAL, ASLA, Senior Associate, Conservation Design Forum
Patrick will discuss how city leadership, business owners, and stakeholder partners can pursue a new and sustainable approach to improving infrastructure in a way that will provide a range of benefits and serve the citizens and merchants of our historic downtowns. This session will explore integrated building and site design, streetscape, landscape, circulation, water resource management, and other infrastructure improvements that are cost effective, ecologically, economically, and socially sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, and consistent with the green community practices and principles as well as historic preservation philosophy.