Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion: A Preservation Policy Initiative

Lead PI: Erica Avrami

Unit Affiliation: Center for Sustainable Urban Development (CSUD)

December 2016 - December 2021
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion Initiative is a collaborative project of the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation; The Earth Institute's Center for Sustainable Urban Development; and The American Assembly. This initiative is generously funded by the New York Community Trust. The initiative engages researchers, government officials, and practitioners in a series of three symposia and related publications, to advance the collaborative processes needed to inform the next generation of preservation policy. The project launches a new book series, Issues in Preservation Policy, published by Columbia Books on Architecture and the City. The initial symposium and volume, Preservation and the New Data Landscape, examines the changing terrain of preservation-related data as an opportunity for, and foundation of, policy innovation. The second in the series, Preservation and Social Inclusion, explores how multiple publics and their histories are—or are not—represented in heritage decision-making, geographies, and governance structures.