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The Government’s Role in Historic Preservation

This course takes an in-depth look at the role of federal, state, and local governments in historic preservation. The course examines regulations, funding, and tax relief.

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Course Info

  • Duration 6 video lessons (61 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2021
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Browse Course Chapters

  • 1. Introduction (1 min)
  • 2. The Legal Basis for Preservation (7 mins)
  • 3. The Role of The Federal Government (15 mins)
  • 4. The Role of State Government (10 mins)
  • 5. The Role of Local Government (13 mins)
  • 6. Demolitions (14 mins)

What You Will Learn

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the enabling legislation behind preservation. 

  • Understand the role of the local, state, and federal governments in preserving historic assets. 

  • Understand the usefulness and challenges of zoning, historic districts, and design guidelines.

  • Begin to understand why demolitions are a threat to historic sites. 

  • Understand the basics of the Historic Tax Credit. 

  • Learn about the power of review boards.

Course Description

This course takes an in-depth look at the role of federal, state, and local governments in historic preservation. The course aims to expand the understanding of the legal basis for historic preservation by examining regulations at all levels of government, funding and tax relief programs for preservation projects, and various strategies to strengthen regulations.

Learn these skills

  • Land Use
  • Urban Design

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit

CNU-A

This course is approved for CNU-A credit.

Meet Your Instructor

Meredith Johnson

Meredith Johnson

Meredith is the owner of Johnson Planning and Preservation LLC, a boutique firm that works to make the intersection of planning and preservation more accessible.

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