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Preservation Planning and Practice

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to preservation planning in New York City. 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. The constitutional underpinnings of preservation law and the role of the courts in shaping it are studied. 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 could be strengthened.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A 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
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    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Mar 8 - May 10
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Clark, Carol
    • Location

      Washington Square
    Tuition $650