Urban Heritage, Sustainability, and Social Inclusion

This collaborative project of CSUD, the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and The American Assembly, examines 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 2018 symposium, Urban Heritage, and Data in the 21st Century resulted in the first volume of the series, Preservation and the New Data Landscape, which is now available online and in print, and examines the changing landscape of preservation-related data as an opportunity for, and foundation of, policy innovation. The second symposium, hosted in February 2019, explored the challenges of and opportunities for social inclusion in contemporary preservation policy and practice, and the resulting publication will be available in early 2020.