Preservation for Planners Workshop

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Tuesday, September 24, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. CDT

Harrisburg, PA, United States

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Older and historic places are an integral part of the identities, cultures, and economies in Pennsylvania’s diverse communities.  These places where we live, work, and play can often mean different things to different people, which provides both opportunities and challenges as communities grow and change.  How planners can help their communities and clients identify, protect, and enhance these places will be covered in this workshop.  This one-day workshop is sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) and the Central Section of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association, will familiarize county, municipal, and consulting planners with core historic preservation programs and concepts and help participants understand how to effectively integrate these ideas into planning processes, documents, and practice.  Topics will include: integrating historic preservation into planning; key players, policies, and programs; identifying and designating historic resources; and incentives and tools for historic preservation. 


Emma Diehl

Emma Diehl, Architectural Historian in the Environmental Review Department of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office Emma is responsible for reviewing project documents submitted in compliance with Section 106 and the State History Code for the Eastern and South-Central regions of Pennsylvania. A native of Adams County, PA Emma holds ... Read More

Scott Doyle

Scott Doyle, Division Chief for Preservation Incentive Programs administered by the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office. As division chief, the programs overseen are the historical marker, museum support and Keystone Historic Preservation grants, and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credit programs. Prior to eh Commission, Scott was employed as ... Read More

Cory Kegerise

Cory Kegerise, Eastern Regional Community Preservation Coordinator at the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office Corey is responsible for providing planning, policy and technical assistance on a wide variety of preservation-related issues to local governments, community organizations, and individuals in a 13-county region stretching from Philadelphia to Wayne County. Immediately prior ... Read More

Elizabeth Rairigh

Elizabeth Rairigh, Division Chief for Preservation Services at the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office The Preservation Services division includes the National Register of Historic Places and Certified Local Government (CLG) programs, community preservation planning in Pennsylvania’s eastern, central, and western regions, and the Disaster Planning for Historic Properties initiative ... Read More

Bryan Van Sweden

Bryan Van Sweden serves on the staff of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, where he provides technical assistance to central Pennsylvania communities on comprehensive planning strategies for preserving their historic buildings and neighborhoods, coordinating the SHPO’s programs with counties and local governments, state and national heritage areas, and ... Read More

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