Historic Preservation Planning

Historic Preservation

Fall 2012

Carol Clark, instructor

This course was a comprehensive introduction to the field of preservation planning that examined the constitutional underpinnings of landmarks regulation and the emergence of historic preservation as a discipline analogous to urban planning. The course also addressed issues of applying preservation planning tools, including local individual and historic district designations, National Register nominations, special zoning and conservation districts, easements and restrictive covenants. Financial incentives for rehabilitation, including investment tax credits, property tax incentives and revolving loan funds. Current issues in preservation planning including combating sprawl and preserving rural landscapes were also addressed. Guest speakers highlighted preservation in Chicago and Pittsburgh, illustrating similarities and differences in practices in the field in other American cities.