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Preservation Planning and Practice

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to preservation planning. It examines the emergence of historic preservation as a discipline and introduces tools common to the field, including individual and historic district designations, National Register listings, and preservation easements. The significance of local regulation in the development of municipal landmark legislation in the United States is illustrated, and the differences between New York City’s Landmarks Law and the regulatory construct promulgated by the Historic Preservation Act of 1966 are made clear. Learn about the constitutional underpinnings of preservation law and the role of the courts in shaping it. This course highlights planning and zoning mechanisms that promote historic preservation. It also introduces neighborhood conservation district ordinances as a means through which preservation planning in New York City and elsewhere could be strengthened. Using New York City as a model, students will gain a thorough understanding of preservation planning that can be applied to any location. This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Historic Preservation Studies. AIA CES approved, 25 LUs.

This course is delivered in an online, live-instruction (synchronous) format. Teaching and learning occur in real time using chat and video conferencing to create an interactive virtual classroom.

Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA). Email sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with the development of historic preservation as a field
  • Knowledge of tools used for historic preservation, such as historic district designations and National Register listings
  • An understanding of the New York City Landmarks Law, the Historic Preservation Act, and other related legislation

Ideal for

  • Art and architecture enthusiasts
  • Architects and urban planners
  • Community organizers and activists
  • Real estate professionals
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