May is National Historic Preservation Month, a time when people across America celebrate their history, culture, and special places. Sponsored annually by the National Trust for Historic Preservation since 1973, it is designed to raise awareness about the power historic preservation has to protect and enhance our historic communities.
Planning for Historic Preservation
Historic preservation planner Amy Facca writes for PlannersWeb on a range of historic preservation and cultural planning topics.
Preservation planner Amy Facca provides an overview of the different kinds of plans used to strengthen local historic preservation efforts.
Community planners and economic development professionals are increasingly identifying communities’ signature elements, including location specific historic and related sites, as well as businesses and institutions that are part of the “creative economy.”
New PlannersWeb columnist Amy Facca says historic preservation provides one of the best ways to make the most of old buildings, maintain and build on community character and history, and invest responsibly for future growth.