Preservation in a Changing Environment -CT SHPO Conference 2017

APA Connecticut Chapter


Thursday, May 18, 2017
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. EDT

Mansfield - UConn-Storrs, CT, United States

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The Connecticut State Historic Preservation Office is providing a one-day conference for municipal leaders, professionals, preservation partners, students, and advocates. Under the theme of Preservation in a Changing Environment, this planning conference explores the environmental, regulatory, economic, technological, demographic, and social factors that influence historic preservation practice. The day will feature many speakers from the SHPO's local and national partners including the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Special guest speakers include DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin, New London Mayor Michael Passero and our keynote speaker Steve Mouzon (founder of the New Urban Guild, which helped foster the Katrina Cottages movement and the Original Green Initiative: Common Sense, Plain-spoken Sustainability.)

The day’s events features a series of brief 5 x 5 presentations, breakout sessions, and mentorship opportunities where students can seek career advice directly from professionals in the field.

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Catherine Zipf

Catherine W. Zipf, Executive Director, Bristol Historical & Preservation Society, Bristol, RI In the last few decades, many African-American historical sites, particularly those that testify to mid-century African-American leisure and travel history, have been lost to highway and urban redevelopment. Speaking on behalf of a community of scholars investigating these sites ... Read More

R. Christopher Goodwin, PhD

Dr. R. Christopher Goodwin is president and director of research at R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., one of the nation’s leading experts in cultural resource management. A former Yale Peabody Museum Research Associate, Arizona State University Fellow, and Smithsonian Institution Research Fellow and Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Goodwin holds degrees in Anthropology/Archeology from Tulane (B.A.), Florida State (M.S.), and Arizona State (Ph.D.) Universities; the latter institution named him a “College of Liberal Arts Leader” (Distinguished Alumnus) in 1997. Dr. Goodwin’s research focus in archaeology have been in archaeological studies of prehistoric coastal adaptations, paleoecology, and archaeological studies ... Read More

David Murphy

David Murphy, PE, CFM is Manager of Water Resources Planning at Milone & MacBroom, Inc. He has worked with more than 100 municipalities in three states to develop hazard mitigation plans and helped secure several million dollars in hazard mitigation grants. Under his direction, the firm has completed the majority of ... Read More

David Kooris

David Kooris is director of Rebuild by Design and National Disaster Resilience for the State of Connecticut Department of Housing. Totaling nearly $65 million, these two federal grants competitively awarded to the state will enable coastal resilience planning for Fairfield and New Haven Counties and the construction of several pilot ... Read More

Lydia Kachadoorian

Ms. Lydia Kachadoorian currently serves as the Deputy Regional Environmental Officer (DREO) for FEMA Region 1 (New England). She joined FEMA Region 1 in September 2010. Lydia is responsible for FEMA disaster recovery, hazard mitigation, and preparedness projects, negotiating/writing Section 106 agreement documents to support National Historic Preservation Act ... Read More

Rae Gould

Rae Gould is a member of the Nipmuc Nation of Massachusetts and has over 20 years of experience in tribal issues and relations at the local, state and federal level in addition to working extensively with tribes from the Northeast. In 2014 she joined the Office of Native American Affairs ... Read More

Ian Burrow

Ian Burrow has been an archaeological and cultural resource management professional since 1975, firstly in England and, since 1988, in the United States. In 2015 he founded BurrowIntoHistory, LLC, a company whose mission is to improve the preservation, management and public enjoyment of historic cultural resources in the United States ... Read More

Erik Hein

Erik Hein is the Executive Director of the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, which is the national membership organization representing “SHPOs” before elected officials, federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and the public. Prior to holding this position, he was the President of and Registered Lobbyist for Preservation Action, the ... Read More

Will Raynolds

Will Raynolds has deployed and helped to disseminate contemporary workflows in photogrammetry for the documentation of historic sites both in New York and abroad. He has seen the potential of the technique most fulfilled in fluid environments like Libya, where the pace of change is uncommonly fast and where documentation ... Read More

Will Ouiment

Will Ouimet is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Center for Integrative Geosciences at UConn. He received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007 and joined UConn in January 2011. He is a physical geographer and geomorphologist who studies surface processes, erosion, landforms ... Read More

Brigitte Cook

Brigitte Cook is an associate at Platt Byard Dovell White Architects LLP (PBDW) in New York City. She has 15 years of experience in adaptive reuse, architectural design, and historic preservation. During her career she has managed complex cultural and educational projects, integrating new design and technologies into significant historic ... Read More

Cortney Worrall

Cortney Worrall, Senior Regional Director National Parks Conservation Association joined NPCA in 2014 and leads NPCA’s Northeast programs and campaigns. She directed the campaign for a national park for the area surrounding Stonewall Inn. Under her leadership the Stonewall National Monument was designated by President Obama in June 2016 ... Read More

James Quinn

James Quinn is a Mohegan tribal member and descendant of the Tantaquidgeon family. He serves as the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) and Archaeology Program Manager for the Mohegan Tribe. James received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut and M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac ... Read More

Don Holland

For two decades, Dan Holland has been on the forefront of progressive movements in the community development and historic preservation fields. As a researcher and writer, Dan unearthed the relics of African American history in Pittsburgh, which led to “The African American Historic Sites Survey of Allegheny County, 1760-1960,” published ... Read More

Steven Mouzon

Steve Mouzon is an architect, urbanist, author, blogger, and photographer from Miami. He founded the New Urban Guild, which helped foster the Katrina Cottages movement. The Guild hosts Project:SmartDwelling, which works to redefine the house to be much smaller and more sustainable. Steve founded and is a board member ... Read More

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