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Preservation Planning for Small Cities
This introduction to planning for small cities will examine the basic process of forming a preservation program for small, local governments in California. Participants will first review four critical steps in the process, from conducting a survey of historic properties, to drafting and passing a preservation ordinance, deciding on a type of preservation decision-making body, and ultimately become recognized as a Certified Local Government. Following a basic overview of the process, participants will look at lessons learned for three cities in California that formed successful preservation programs. The webinar will conclude with a look at the intersection between preservation and planning by examining ways in which the barriers between preservation and planning can be broken down.
- Shannon Lauchner, Historian II, Local Government Unit California Office of Historic Preservation
- Geoffrey Starns, AICP, Planning Manager City of Temple City
- Cathy Wahlstrom, Principal Planner City of Ontario
- Review four critical steps in developing a robust local preservation program.
- Recognize and identify the roles of different actors in preservation planning, from grass roots groups, to planning departments, to historic property owners.
- Identify successful preservation programs in other small cities or rural areas in California.
- Engage with ways to integrate preservation into broader planning goals or initiatives.
Continuing Education Credits:AIA, AICP, ASLA
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