2018 National Planning Conference

The Role of Heritage in Redevelopment

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. CDT

Location: 223

CM | 1.25

Cost: Included in Registration

Activity Type: Educational Sessions

Activity ID: NPC188001


  • How to apply best practices from international case studies on heritage planning as a redevelopment tool
  • How heritage planning can promote redevelopment in communities undergoing economic transition
  • How to engage community residents and promote inclusive-planning practices in heritage-focused redevelopment planning efforts


This session explores the planner's role in facilitating the relationship between heritage conservation and economic development through both domestic and international experiences with promoting redevelopment through conscious heritage planning. The session will address several key questions: Can the two complement each other or are they mutually exclusive? How should planners weigh their inclination to protect our heritage through the built environment against the imperative to adapt our places for economic development, population growth, and climate-change resilience? And what role can heritage conservation play in improving the outcome of development through its role in placemaking?Examine how a post-industrial economy has can use heritage-planning strategies that promote placemaking as a tool for redevelopment. The session will also explore the social equity surrounding heritage and historic-preservation strategies in these communities.

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Session Speakers

John Acres
Royal Town Planning Institute
London, ENG

Harry Burchill
Royal Town Planning Institute
London, ENG

Andrew S. Potts
Nixon Peabody
Washington, DC

Nicole Heyman
Center for Community Progress

Patricia M. O'Donnell, AICP
Heritage Landscapes
Charlotte, VT

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