Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion

This collaborative project of CSUD, the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and The American Assemblyexamines historic preservation as a sustainable and socially-inclusive urban policy tool. It has been 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, available in early 2019, examined the changing landscape of preservation-related data as an opportunity for, and foundation of, policy innovation. Two further volumes will discuss historic preservation’s relationship to social inclusion (2020) and new possibilities for assessing the outcomes of preservation policy (2021).