The Recent Past: Strategies for Identification, Evaluation, and Protection


The challenge of recent past resources is recognizing their constantly evolving definition. Explore the framework of timeline, resources, and historic significance to understand properties that range from the obvious to the unorthodox, from suburbia and larger-scale construction, to more fragile resources and cultural landscapes. Review strategies for identification, evaluation, and protection through primary reference materials and the impact of laws and regulations. Discuss the issues of integrity, eligibility criteria, and evolving frontiers in the practice of preservation.

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Daniel Paul, architectural historian in independent practice with regulatory experience on Section 106, the Secretary of the Interior's Standards, and CEQA; previously a project manager with ICF; author of listed landmark applications and a specialist on the history and preservation of late 20th-century architecture


Architectural historians; architects; planners; federal, state, and local agency cultural resource managers; preservation consultants.

Related Trainings

Cultural Landscapes: An Introduction
Cultural Landscapes: Advanced Tools for Managing Change
Cultural Landscapes: An Overview
Historic Property Management
NEPA, Section 106, and Section 4(f) Coordination for Transportation Projects
Section 4(f) Compliance for Historic Properties
Section 106: An Introduction
Section 106: The Basics for Planners, Project Managers, and Developers
Section 106: A Review for Experienced Practitioners
Section 106: Resource Identification
Section 106: The Meaning of Effects
Section 106: Effective Participation and Response Strategies
Section 106: Agreement Documents

Customized Training

This in-person seminar is currently not scheduled, however NPI offers customized training to meet specific organizational needs at a location and time convenient for the sponsor. In-person seminars, online, on-demand courses, and/or webinars may be based on current NPI offerings or new preservation-related training may be developed.


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