Updating Historic District Surveys Using Modern Methodology

APA Georgia Chapter


Wednesday, September 27, 2017
1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CDT

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This session will focus on modern methods for surveying and updating maps, with an emphasis on historic districts in Savannah, GA. Two preservation planners who work for Savannah’s MPC, Leah Michalak and Sara Farr-Newman, will discuss recent survey updates, such a GIS and related techniques.


Sara Farr-Newman, AICP

Confirmed Speaker

Sara obtained her BA in Urban Studies from Vassar College. She also has a Master of Historic Preservation and a Master of Environmental Planning & Design, both from the University of Georgia. She has given presentations at professional conferences, including the APA National Planning Conference, with a focus on the intersection ... Read More

Leah Michalak

Confirmed Speaker

Leah G. Michalak serves as an Historic Preservation Planner for the Chatham County- Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). She has a Masters of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design and has worked for both public and private architecture and historic preservation entities since ... Read More

Contact Info

Elizabeth Trombetta, elizabeth.trombetta@gmail.com