Comment to the ACHP on “Notice of Proposed Policy Statement on Historic Preservation and Community Revitalization”

In April of 2016, I sent a reply to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation commenting on their draft Policy Statement on Historic Preservation and Community Revitalization. I thought it…

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Getty releases publication on consensus building and conflict resolution in heritage planning

Back in 2009, the Getty held a conference on "Consensus Building, Negotiation, and Conflict Resolution for Heritage Place Management." Although perhaps a bit tardy, the eponymous proceedings have finally been…

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Are we “ensnared in the system of heritage” because we don’t want to escape?

Recently, I was reading through the papers from the 2013 Australia ICOMOS Conference in the journal, Historic Environment (vol. 27, no. 2, 2015). A couple of papers really struck my…

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Why don’t we care about the public’s understanding of authenticity?

The argument that historic preservation (or, if you’re outside of the United States, architectural conservation or built heritage conservation) is or is not a unique discipline still comes up on…

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Shards of the Past: Remembrance & Foreshadowing by Jack D. Elliott, Jr.

Last year, Kent State University published a book on Historic Preservation and Urban Change (Terry Schwarz, editor). In it was a paper by a familiar author: Jack D. Elliott, Jr.…

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