A preservation commission is most effective when its work is a part of the larger local planning process. Good planning can also strengthen grant applications and bring in money to the community. Using successful plans from around the country, this webinar will cover the essential elements of preservation planning and how to integrate preservation as part of a broader planning effort—not just an addition to it. The webinar will involve an overview of Certified Local Government benefits and responsibilities for preservation planning. Working with various types of plans and data requirements, participants will learn innovative techniques to involve the community and stakeholders; explore successful implementation techniques to assign responsibilities; and to track performance measures.

Participants will: 1) Clarify programmatic agreement requirements for Certified Local Governments and relationship to National Park Service mandates 2) Discern which types of plans are appropriate to address desired goals and outcomes, as well as common pitfalls to avoid 3) Define data requirements for planning efforts and identify opportunities for data sharing 4) Discover innovative techniques to involve the community and stakeholders 5) Explore successful implementation techniques to assign responsibilities and track performance

About our speaker, Abigail Christman: Abigail Christman is an Associate City Planner in Landmark Preservation at the City and County of Denver. Abigail has a varied background having previously worked for consulting firms, Colorado Preservation, Inc, and the University of Colorado Denver. Her experience includes Section 106 consultation, reconnaissance and intensive-level surveys, National Register nominations, HABS/HAER/HALS documentation, neighborhood pattern books, preservation tax credit certification, interpretation, public outreach, and serving on the Denver Landmark Commission. Abigail also teaches a graduate course for CU Denver titled Historic Buildings in Context.

Learn more and register for Preservation Planning (5/23) here.
Learn more and register for Public Outreach (5/30) here.

These webinars will be free for members of NAPC or Heritage Ohio.

Each course is certified for AIA and AICP credits