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Preservation Leadership Forum

From their homes and offices, in boardrooms and courtrooms, on site and on Main Street, preservation advocates employ many different tools to save places, change policy, and build support.

Find up-to-date information on preservation practices. Look for case studies, tools, and research in the Info Center. For jobs, training, funding and the National Preservation Awards, visit the Resources tab in the navigation bar.

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Info Center

Sust Comm thumbSustainable Communities: The preservation and reuse of existing resources is essential to ensuring social, environmental, and economic sustainability in our communities. Find information on how preservation contributes to sustainable buildings and neighborhoods, and access the latest research on environmental sustainability.

Saving a Place thumb Saving a Place: Historic buildings, districts, and landscapes often need individualized preservation strategies. Sometimes innovative models are needed to ensure the longevity of a particular group of structures such as historic barns, schools, or buildings from the recent past. Look here for tools and case studies on saving specific places.

Law Policy thumb Law and Policy: For many people historic preservation means re-caulking windows and stripping old wallpaper. But sometimes saving a place requires a set of legal tools, along with strong advocates. This section provides an overview of legal protections available for preservationists along with key policies (and current campaigns) for advocacy.

Econ Revitalization thumb Economics of Revitalization: Preservation encourages growth and development benefitting communities large and small -- a benefit beyond the merely aesthetic. Preservation helps shape downtown revitalization and neighborhood stabilization. Find information about heritage tourism, historic tax credits, and other data that support the economic benefits of historic preservation.