Donovan Rypkema, Noted Historic Preservation Economist, to Be Keynote Speaker at California Preservation Foundation’s 34th Annual Conference April 16-19, 2009 ‘The Culture of Leisure: Rethinking the California Dream’
Conference Features Sustainability as a Focus
Rypkema is recognized as an industry leader in the economics of preserving historic structures. Since 1983 he has provided ongoing consulting services to the National Trust for Historic Preservation and its National Main Street Center. He has undertaken assignments in 49 states and the
He is the author of The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader’s Guide, which was published by the National Trust for Historic preservation in 2005 and is widely used by preservationists nationwide. In 2006 the Russian Center for Heritage Trusteeship translated and published a Russian edition of the book.
Also added to the roster of the conference is a special session led by Dr.
The session will be moderated by
The 2009 CPF Annual Conference will also feature exclusive tours which will highlight Palm Springs’ mid century modern architecture and its many popular sights. In addition, several special events will be held in the city’s most historic and architecturally significant venues.
CPF’s 34th Annual Conference in
“We think the focus of our 2009 conference will capture the imaginations of our attendees and will be an exciting and stimulating event,” said
The three-day conference features more than 30 stimulating sessions and outstanding workshops as well as special events and tours that will give conference attendees an opportunity to visit celebrated iconic homes and intriguing historic sites.
Among the conference topics are modernism, politics of preservation, community identity and a variety of issues pertaining to California’s historic, cultural and natural resources with an emphasis on sustainability. The sessions will feature over 100 speakers who are experts in their fields. The sessions represent important cultural, environmental and preservation topics:
- Greening the Culture of Leisure: Teeing up for Sustainability & Preservation
- Local Character: It’s More Than A Feeling
- Avoiding the Sand Traps: Office of Historic Preservation Best Practices
- The Politics of Preservation
- Beyond Martini Modern: A Sober Look at the Recent Past
- Rehabilitating the
CaliforniaDream: A Preservation Practice Toolkit
Among the hundreds of participants expected to attend are city and county planners, architects, landscape architects, community leaders, landmark and historic resource commissioners, historians, archeologists, educators, attorneys, realtors, students, historic property owners, Main Street coordinators, members of Certified Local Governments, developers, contractors, craftsmen, advocates of historic preservation, heritage travelers, and involved citizens from around
To register for the 2009 conference and for more information, visit the CPF website: californiapreservation.org or call CPF headquarters (415) 495-0349.
Founded in 1977, the
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