Cultural Sustainability: Heritage Preservation and Place-making
“Heritage Preservation” acknowledges the value of historic buildings and landmarks while sensitive to the stories, institutions, and cultural assets of incumbent residents within our communities. Redevelopment initiatives that compromise cultural heritage are not sustainable due to the loss of assets that are irreplaceable. For this free webinar, award-winning developers from urban and tribal communities will discuss how environmental protection and stewardship of the humanities are complementary, place-making strategies.
Participants will learn ways sustainability can conserve resources; respect local culture, heritage and tradition; focus on quality balanced with economic opportunity for residents; optimize the visitor experience by applying a creative mix of cultural, natural and historic resources. The webinar will reveal successful place-making is not measured in numbers alone, but also in the integrity of the experience that contributes to economic viability of the institutions, resources, community and its residents.
- Efforts within urban and tribal communities which successfully strike a balance between economic development and the sustainable management of cultural assets.
- Cutting-edge methods for achieving optimal outcomes when initiating place-based or sustainable community initiatives in underserved communities.
- Policies and strategies for making a visible difference in communities.
Join the Planning and the Black Community Division of the American Planning Association; the Planning Webcast Series Consortium; and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Justice for a conversation on cultural sustainability. Confirmed speakers for this webinar include Denise E. Gilmore, Heritage Consulting Group, LLC; Tomasita Duran, Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority; and Charlene Dwin Vaughn, Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The conversation will be moderated by Carlton Eley, U.S. EPA Office of Environmental Justice.
Register Now: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/541285178. If you are not a member of a Division or Chapter of the American Planning Association, please type “EPA” in the required registration field titled “Division or Chapter in which you belong”.
Past and upcoming webcasts scheduled are available at www.utah-apa.org.
This webinar is part of a series leading up to the 6th Annual Equitable Development Workshop at the New Partners for Smart Growth Conference – http://www.newpartners.org/program/equitable-development