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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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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 1 min
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    2.
    The Legal Basis for Preservation
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    3.
    The Role of The Federal Government
    Chapter Duration 15 mins
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    4.
    The Role of State Government
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    The Role of Local Government
    Chapter Duration 13 mins
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    6.
    Demolitions
    Chapter Duration 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

  • Historic Preservation
  • Land Use
  • Regulations
  • Urban Design

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit

AIA CES

This is 1 LU.

CNU-A

This course is approved for CNU-A credit.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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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I wish I had been able to view this prior to being assigned to staff our local Historic Preservation board.
- Tammy B.
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