Saturday, December 14, 2019
This just in from Sara Bronin (UConn):
Historic preservation is, at its core, an exercise in sustainability. Older buildings are often energy-efficient, made with renewable materials (such as wood or brick), and longer-lasting. Moreover, maintaining an existing structure avoids the environmental costs of replacing it with new construction. Despite their environmental benefits, Connecticut’s historic places face unprecedented threats, including climate change and needless demolition. Preservationists must recognize that in the face of these threats, not everything can be preserved. At the same time, preservationists must build consensus for changes to law and policy that protect historic places in service of environmental goals.
This UConn School of Law conference, cosponsored by the State Historic Preservation Office, Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennesy LLP, Preservation Connecticut, and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association aims to craft a statewide policy agenda that recognizes preservation as a fundamental environmental value.
Panels will focus on:
- Documenting the status of and threats to historic sites;
- Reducing potential damage to historic places through performance, construction, and siting standards; and
- Ensuring that disaster response encompasses historical and cultural resources at all levels, from planning to recovery.
$50 for those seeking CLE or AICP CM credit, free for the general public, parking $1/hour. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.
RSVP by January 17, 2020 by clicking here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: While we encourage commuting, public transportation, and bicycling, those seeking to park a vehicle on campus must pay $1/hour through the PayByPhone system. On-street parking is also available where posted.
SNOW DATE WILL BE MONDAY, JANUARY 27