45 Years of Preservation Law: New York City and the Nation, the Past and the Future
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
New York City
Preservation Law in 2011: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty? (download)
A Tale of Three Cities: Challenges to Municipal Preservation Laws Across the Nation (download)
New York City’s Landmarks Law: Perpetually Young or Showing its Age? (download)
Looking Ahead: Challenges and Opportunities for New York City and Beyond (download)
Closing Remarks (download)
Preservation Law in 2011: Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty?
Keynote speaker Jerold Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, will assess the state of preservation law around the nation. How much progress has been made towards a robust preservation jurisprudence in the forty five years since the passage of New York City’s Landmarks Law? What are the biggest challenges confronting preservation ordinances around the country and, perhaps most importantly, where do we go from here to ensure broader, greater protection of our nations’ historic resources? Mr. Kayden will be introduced by famed preservationist Adele Chatfield-Taylor.
Mr. Kayden will then be joined by Paul Edmondson, General Counsel to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Tersh Boasberg, Adjunct Professor of Preservation Law, Georgetown University Law Center, for a conversation about the state of preservation law, moderated by Anne Van Ingen, former Director of the Architecture, Planning & Design Program and Capital Projects at the New York State Council on the Arts.
A Tale of Three Cities: Challenges to Municipal Preservation Laws Across the Nation
Preservation experts from Chicago, Seattle and Los Angeles will discuss some of the issues they are currently facing in their respective cities, featuring Brian Goeken, Deputy Commissioner, Historic Preservation Division, City of Chicago Department of Zoning and Land Use Planning; Karen Gordon, City Historic Preservation Officer, Seattle, Washington; and Linda Dishman, Executive Director, Los Angeles Conservancy. Moderated by Tom Mayes, Deputy General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation.
New York City’s Landmarks Law: Perpetually Young or Showing its Age?
Some of New York City’s leading preservation experts will discuss the evolution of New York City’s Landmarks Law, featuring Mark Silberman, General Counsel, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Margery Perlmutter, Member, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, Al Butzel, Albert K. Butzel Law Offices and Otis Pearsall, Partner, Arnold & Porter, LLP and David Schnakenberg, former Ralph C. Menapace Jr. Fellow in Urban Land Use Law at the Municipal Art Society of New York. Moderated by Anthony C. Wood, Adjunct Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Looking Ahead: Challenges and Opportunities for New York City and Beyond
An exciting series of presentations will explore some of the more significant challenges, and opportunities, with which preservationists are being confronted around the country:
- Preservation Easements Under Assault, Richard Roddewig, Clarion Associates.
- New Ways to Protect Historic Neighborhoods, Carol Clark, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
- Enhancing Protection: Demolition by Neglect, John Weiss, Deputy Counsel, New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Vin Cipolla, President of the Municipal Art Society of New York, will introduce the 2011 Fitch Forum’s Rapporteur, Tony Hiss, Author and Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.