Historic Districts Council 18th Annual Preservation Conference
The Great Outside: Preserving Public and Private Open Spaces
Keynote Lecture, New York Law School, 185 West Broadway, Manhattan, Friday, March 2, 2012 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Change, Continuity and Civic Ambition: Cultural Landscapes, Design and Historic Preservation
This lecture by Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, founder and president of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, will reveal both the opportunities and the constraints in this rapidly emerging discipline. A reception will follow the Keynote Address.
Conference Panels, 41 Cooper Square, at East 7th Street, Manhattan, Saturday, March 3, 2012
Open Space in the Public Realm
This panel will feature three distinguished panelists on the topic of significant public open spaces, including plazas, parks and beaches.
Open Space in the Private Realm
Historic private and residential open space faces a different set of challenges and concerns than do publicly owned spaces. Several prominent speakers will examine some of these issues, such as regulation of these resources and raising awareness of their significance.
Walking Tours, Sunday, March 4, 2012
Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx
Sunnyside Gardens, Phipps Houses and Woodside Houses, Queens
North Shore Waterfront and Greenbelt, Staten Island
Midtown Plazas, Manhattan
Bike the Williamsburg and Greenpoint Waterfront, Brooklyn
More information at Historic Districts Council.