Preservation Summer School

Conference Sessions

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Sessions are designed to enhance the knowledge of preservation professionals, as well as individuals actively involved in community preservation. The Pennsylvania Barn & Farm Symposium takes place on  Thursday, June 20.

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Please note: Registrations are not refundable but may be transferred to another individual. For assistance, please contact Julia Chain at

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Creating a Preservation Toolkit By Neighbors, For Neighbors

In the spring and summer of 2018, PennPraxis (the outreach, practice and professional arm of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Design) embarked on the Historic Preservation Citizen Engagement Project. Leaders worked with a group of community liaisons and residents of 21 neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia to discuss community history, priorities for the future and more. These discussions led to creation of the Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit, a guide for productive planning communications and for building a larger, broader constituency for preservation in Philadelphia. Learn about the deliberate choices made in project design, participation, language, liaisons, community partners, graphic design, and distribution. If your work involves community outreach, learn about the careful project design in order to reach new audiences to learn about the places that matter to them, to hear about the places that make their communities vibrant and diverse, and to help build a resource to help them advocate for those places.
Molly Lester, PennPraxis
Venise Whitaker, Community Liaison
Laura Spina, Philadelphia City Planning Commission

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