Evidence-Building for Preservation


How can historic preservation, in an era of urban data, address the challenges of 21st century cities?

A panel discussion, "Evidence-Building for Preservation," explored how institutional actors and new avenues of research inform public and private investment in preservation.

  • Meenakshi Srinivasan, Chair, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission

  • Eduardo Rojas, Former Principal Specialist in Urban Development, Inter American Development Bank

  • Randy Mason, Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

  • Michael Powe, Director of Research, National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Green Lab

  • Moderator:  Erica Avrami, James Marston Fitch Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University

Thursday, February 8th
Doors open at 6:00pm
Panel begins at 6:30pm
World Monuments Fund
Empire State Building
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2412

A government issued photo ID is required to enter the building.

This panel, "Evidence-Building for Preservation," was part of the Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion Initiative, a collaborative project of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, The Earth Institute - Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and The American Assembly. The Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion Initiative is generously funded by the New York Community Trust. "Evidence-Building for Preservation" was hosted by World Monuments Fund.

The American Assembly
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 456 New York, NY 10115
212-870-3500 - americanassembly@columbia.edu