National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards The American Assembly a Preservation Grant Towards the Legacy City Preservation Project

Friday, January 8, 2016

A consortium including the Legacy Cities Partnership with The American Assembly and the Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) released a new "Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities." It lays out a wide-ranging plan to address urban challenges by advancing new development, while protecting the cultural heritage of communities.

This release was accompanied by a public discussion hosted by Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N), with over forty of the nation’s top urban development and historic landmark experts. As part of that discussion, PRN conducted a tour of the ongoing redevelopment of the historic Hahne & Company building, which is being highlighted as a successful, collaborative approach that combined preservation and economic revitalizationa challenge in many legacy cities like Newark, Detroit, and more. 

"We are honored to provide a grant to The American Assembly" said Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Grants from the National Trust Preservation Funds range from $2,500 to $5,000 and have provided over $15 million since 2003. These matching grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the country to support wide-ranging activities. This grant supported a Free, public event held in Newark, New Jersey with additional support from many key organizations in this space listed on an event page here (link)

This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Daniel K. Thorne Intervention Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

About The Legacy Cities Partnership at The American Assembly
The Legacy Cities Partnership aimed to strengthen capacities for policy change and governance reform, share lessons in urban stabilization and regeneration, and connect the array of federal, regional, state, and local initiatives in this area.  The Partnership was initiated jointly by The American Assembly, the Center for Community Progress, and The J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City following the 110th American Assembly on Legacy Cities organized in Detroit in 2011.   Visit the website and join the conversation on the Legacy Cities blog, on Facebook and Twitter.  

About the Preservation Rightsizing Network
The Preservation Rightsizing Network (PRN) worked with legacy cities to preserve local heritage and revitalize the built environment. It provides ways to engage, share best practices, and develop new tools to strengthen communities for the future.

About the National Trust for Historic Preservation
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately-funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places to enrich our future. The National Trust for Historic Preservation is committed to protecting America’s rich cultural legacy and helping build vibrant, sustainable communities that reflect our nation’s diversity. For more information on National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Fund grants, visit: @savingplaces

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National Trust for Historic Preservation awards The American Assembly a preservation grant towards the Legacy City Preservation Project.

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