Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities

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2015. Cara Bertron (ed.)

Published by: Preservation Rightsizing Network

"Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities" is a report containing a nine-point strategy to shape new approaches to preservation, to adapt existing tools and policies used by preservationists, and to promote place-based collaboration, especially in legacy cities like Newark, Detroit, and Cleveland. By offering new strategies for protecting local cultural heritage, "Action Agenda" serves as a guide for preserving the stories of Rust Belt cities and communities and make them more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable in the face of economic shifts. Using examples from Cincinnati, Buffalo, Detroit, and more, the report offers suggested next steps, potential partners from preservation and allied fields, and financing and coalition-building toolkits for urban development and preservation advocates.

Learn more about the release event here and The Assembly's work in Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities here.

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"Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities" (Download PDF)