Friday, February 22, 2008

Preservation Calendar Updates


First, due to anticipated inclement weather, Council Member Tony Avella's press conference regarding the withdrawal of the proposed AIA zoning text amendments has been CANCELLED for Friday, February 22.

So, stay warm and rest up for two major, upcoming preservation events:

Preserving New York - Then and Now Symposium (this Saturday, February 23, co-sponsored by the Museum of the City of New York and the New York Preservation Archive Project)

Preservation 2030 - The Historic Districts Council's 14th Annual Preservation Conference (March 7-9)

For more details, please read on...

Preserving New York - Then and Now symposium
Saturday, February 23, 2008
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street

The Museum of the City of New York and the New York Preservation Archive Project invite you to attend Preserving New York - Then and Now, an all-day event featuring panel presentations and discussions that focus on issues that have remained central to New York City's preservation movement from past to present.

The symposium kicks off with a keynote address by Anthony C. Wood, author of the recently released book Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks. Panel highlights include a conversation between Robert A.M. Stern and Kenneth T. Jackson about preservation's role in the evolution of New York. Other panel topics include: "Where Did the 'History' Go in Historic Preservation?", "The Media and Preservation: New Media, Old Roles?", "Changing Preservation Advocacy Over the Decades", and "The Preservation Civic Sector in Times of Change."

The day closes with concluding remarks by author, scholar and rapporteur Tony Hiss. The event includes lunch, an authors' signing and a cocktail reception. The event is co-sponsored by the New York Preservation Archive Project and The Museum of the City of New York.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: $25 Museum member and member of co-sponsoring organization, $30 Non-member. To register, visit, or call 212-534-1672 x3395.

For more information about the schedule and panelists please visit or


HDC Presents Its 14th Annual Preservation conference, "Preservation 2030,"March 7-9, 2008

PRESERVATION CONFERENCE SERIES Save the date now for the Historic Districts Council's 14th Annual Preservation Conference,"Preservation 2030." The conference will take place March 7-9, 2008. Taking Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC 2030 as our starting point, HDC will gather a host of planners, advocates and professionals to discuss the future of preservation in the city. Is preservation included in the Mayor's plan for the future of NewYork? How can we make sure that preservation principles are incorporated into efforts to accommodate an additional one million people over then next two decades?

A distinguished group of preservationists, planners, elected officials, government agency representatives, architects and educators from across NewYork City's five boroughs will address these issues. These panelists are all intimately invested in the development and land use concerns of their communities and will dissect PlaNYC and it's implications for our city's future. The Conference will consist of three panel discussions: "Surviving the Building Boom: Urban Neighborhoods of the Future," "Building it Out: Suburban Neighborhoods of the Future" and "Tools of the Trade: Preservation Practices for the Next Generation." The Conference weekend will also feature an Opening Night Reception at Federal Hall and a selection of Walking Tours throughout the city.

Register for the conference by clicking here.

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