LPI and SPDC co-sponsor Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit in September

posted on August 31, 2016 10:48am

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Join an interdisciplinary meeting in Detroit Sept. 13-16, 2016, to discuss the role of historic preservation in revitalizing America’s legacy cities, where long-term population loss and economic decline present significant challenges for the future of the urban built environment. Continuing the conversation begun in 2014 at the Historic Preservation in America’s Legacy Cities conference, held at Cleveland State University, this event will address difficult questions about what role preservation can and should play in shaping the future of Legacy Cities; how to identify and leverage historic assets; what benefits and impediments exist in integrating preservation into community and economic development; and how decisions are made about what to save and what to destroy. Detroit, a true Legacy City that is rebuilding after years of disinvestment, will provide the perfect setting and context in which to raise these questions. The 2016 Dialogue in Detroit Conference is presented by the State Historic Preservation Office, the Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wayne State University; and is co-sponsored by the MSU Land Policy Institute and the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction. Preservationists, community developers, economic developers, urban planners, urban policy makers, urban designers and others are invited to cross-collaborate, share ideas and devise solutions with the goals of launching a more integrated approach to planning for the future of Legacy Cities, bringing historic preservation into urban policymaking and crafting a 21st century preservation profession that is responsive to the needs and conditions of Legacy Cities. Learn more at Dialogue in Detroit.