Whether new to the practice of preservation or a long-time advocate, the sessions in this subtheme will help you expand your skill sets and gain practical knowledge that directly impacts your work. You’ll get a fresh look at essential preservation tools, learn about innovations implemented in response to the pandemic, and discuss opportunities for greater collaboration and impact.
- Tools for Inclusive Heritage Conservation: Learn how to use thematic frameworks, theme studies, and context statements to help expand significance beyond great architectural works or historic events.
- Merging Traditional Skills with Contemporary Tools: Explore the techniques the faculty and students at Tuskegee University—the only Historically Black College and University campus recognized as a National Historic Landmark—are using to document the campus.
- A Cleveland Case Study: Rescuing Properties in the Demolition Pipeline: Hear about the unusual partnership formed by the City of Cleveland's Department of Building and Housing and the Cleveland Restoration Society to preserve, rather than demolish, historic buildings.
- Using Building Codes to Save Buildings: Learn how to ensure that owners, design professionals, and code officials are knowledgeable about the various code paths available to them.
- Financing Historic Preservation: The Historic Tax Credit: Discuss the fundamentals of the Historic Tax Credit, the country's most successful funding tool for Historic Preservation.