Planning for Historic Preservation

Historic preservation planner Amy Facca writes for PlannersWeb on a range of historic preservation and cultural planning topics.

Preservation Can Be Inspiring -- This Month (and Every Month)

Preservation Can Be Inspiring — This Month (and Every Month)

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.

What's Your Community’s “John Hancock”?

What’s Your Community’s “John Hancock”?

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.”