Preserving the Past, Protecting the Future

A History of Missouri's Sheriffs

Author: Nancy Hogland,Missouri Sheriffs' Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692314623

Category: Sheriffs

Page: 272

View: 2640

This historical book, published in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the Missouri Sheriffs' Association, explores the origin of the office of sheriff, which dates back to the 1800s, and includes a history of the office of sheriff in each of Missouri's 114 counties and the city of St. Louis, a history of the MSA as well as a list of sheriffs who have served in each county since its inception.

Protecting the Land

Conservation Easements Past, Present, and Future

Author: Julie Ann Gustanski,Roderick H. Squires

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 566

View: 1591

A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a property owner and a conservation organization, generally a private nonprofit land trust, that restricts the type and amount of development that can be undertaken on that property. Conservation easements protect land for future generations while allowing owners to retain property rights, at the same time providing them with significant tax benefits. Conservation easements are among the fastest growing methods of land preservation in the United States today.Protecting the Land provides a thoughtful examination of land trusts and how they function, and a comprehensive look at the past and future of conservation easements. The book: provides a geographical and historical overview of the role of conservation easements analyzes relevant legislation and its role in achieving community conservation goals examines innovative ways in which conservation easements have been used around the country considers the links between social and economic values and land conservationContributors, including noted tax attorney and land preservation expert Stephen Small, Colorado's leading land preservation attorney Bill Silberstein, and Maine Coast Heritage Trust's general counsel Karin Marchetti, describe and analyze the present status of easement law. Sharing their unique perspectives, experts including author and professor of geography Jack Wright, Dennis Collins of the Wildlands Conservancy, and Chuck Roe of the Conservation Trust of North Carolina offer case studies that demonstrate the flexibility and diversity of conservation easements. Protecting the Land offers a valuable overview of the history and use of conservation easements and the evolution of easement-enabling legislation for professionals and citizens working with local and national land trusts, legal advisors, planners, public officials, natural resource mangers, policymakers, and students of planning and conservation.

The Past and Future City

How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities

Author: Stephanie Meeks,Kevin C. Murphy

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 161091709X

Category: Architecture

Page: 351

View: 8312

"In The Past and Future City, Stephanie Meeks, the president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, describes in detail, and with unique empirical research, the many ways that saving and restoring historic fabric can help a city create thriving neighborhoods, good jobs, and a vibrant economy. She explains the critical importance of preservation for all our communities, the ways the historic preservation field has evolved to embrace the challenges of the twenty-first century, and the innovative work being done in the preservation space now"--Provided by publisher.

A Preservation Guide

Saving the Past and the Present for the Future

Author: Barbara Sagraves

Publisher: Ancestry Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780916489595

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 42

View: 3510

Guide for preserving and conserving paper, books, photographs, film, videotape, sound recordings, textiles, and computer disks.

Place, Race, and Story

Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation

Author: Ned Kaufman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135889724

Category: Architecture

Page: 440

View: 1539

In Place, Race, and Story, author Ned Kaufman has collected his own essays dedicated to the proposition of giving the next generation of preservationists not only a foundational knowledge of the field of study, but more ideas on where they can take it. Through both big-picture essays considering preservation across time, and descriptions of work on specific sites, the essays in this collection trace the themes of place, race, and story in ways that raise questions, stimulate discussion, and offer a different perspective on these common ideas. Including unpublished essays as well as established works by the author, Place, Race, and Story provides a new outline for a progressive preservation movement – the revitalized movement for social progress.

The Girl from Purple Mountain

Love, Honor, War, and One Family's Journey from China to America

Author: May-lee Chai,Winberg Chai

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466803029

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4325

A true story of love, betrayal, and healing, The Girl from Purple Mountain begins with a mystery: The Chai family matriarch, Ruth Mei-en Tsao Chai, dies unexpectedly and her grieving husband discovers that she had secretly arranged to be buried alone-rather than in the shared plots they had purchased together years ago. In this extraordinary and moving family epic set against the shifting tides of twentieth-century China, Ruth's first-born son, Winberg, and his daughter, May-lee, explore family history to reconstruct her life as they seek to understand her fateful decision.

Preserving New York

Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks

Author: Anthony Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136766081

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

View: 4534

Preserving New York is the largely unknown inspiring story of the origins of New York City’s nationally acclaimed landmarks law. The decades of struggle behind the law, its intellectual origins, the men and women who fought for it, the forces that shaped it, and the buildings lost and saved on the way to its ultimate passage, span from 1913 to 1965. Intended for the interested public as well as students of New York City history, architecture, and preservation itself, over 100 illustrations help reveal a history richer and more complex than the accepted myth that the landmarks law sprang from the wreckage of the great Pennsylvania Station. Images include those by noted historic photographers as well as those from newspaper accounts of the time. Forgotten civic leaders such as Albert S. Bard and lost buildings including the Brokaw Mansions, are unveiled in an extensively researched narrative bringing this essential episode in New York’s history to future generations tasked with protecting the city’s landmarks. For the first time, the story of how New York won the right to protect its treasured buildings, neighborhoods and special places is brought together to enjoy, inform, and inspire all who love New York.

Elements of Archaeological Conservation

Author: J.M. Cronyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134982208

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 3470

Clearly laid out and fully illustrated, this is the only comprehensive book on the subject at an introductory level. Perfect as a practical reference book for professional and students who work with excavated materials, and as an introduction for those training as archaeological conservators.


Author: Jerry Crotty,Margaret Ann Michels

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439641714

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 7742

Summerville’s original motto, Sacra Pinus Esto, “The Pine is Sacred,” hints at how serious the founders were about protecting their towering indigenous pines. Summerville owes its settlement—and early 20th-century development as an international tourism destination—to the fragrant cool air provided by the shade of the grand pines. Settled in the late 1600s by plantation owners along the Ashley River as an escape from summer heat, Summerville later became a retreat from cold northern winters. Today the town is known for its annual Flowertown Festival. The new town slogan, “The Flower Town in the Pines,” is a friendlier version of the first, combining healthy respect for the ancient pines with love for the multicolored blossoms that appear anew each spring. The village is a combination of small town and bustling suburb, with plenty of Southern history to explore.

Bending the Future

Fifty Ideas for the Next Fifty Years of Historic Preservation in the United States

Author: Max Page,Marla R. Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781625342140

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 7207

The year 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the cornerstone of historic preservation policy and practice in the United States. The act established the National Register of Historic Places, a national system of state preservation offices and local commissions, set up federal partnerships between states and tribes, and led to the formation of the standards for preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures. This book marks its fiftieth anniversary by collecting fifty new and provocative essays that chart the future of preservation. The commentators include leading preservation professionals, historians, writers, activists, journalists, architects, and urbanists. The essays offer a distinct vision for the future and address related questions, including, Who is a preservationist? What should be preserved? Why? How? What stories do we tell in preservation? How does preservation contribute to the financial, environmental, social, and cultural well-being of communities? And if the "arc of the moral universe... bends towards justice," how can preservation be a tool for achieving a more just society and world?

Be Mean About the Vision

Preserving and Protecting What Matters

Author: Shawn Lovejoy

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0718032896

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 5165

Almost every organization has a vision. Few ever accomplish it. Even after short-term success in it, fewer stay true to it over time. Be Mean: Relentlessly Protecting the Vision is about regaining or sustaining the trajectory of the vision over time. It’s about staying true to the vision. Lovejoy explains that this requires understanding the importance of vision, developing a vision we’re willing to die for, and keeping the vision from being compromised or even hijacked. Though many books have been written on the subject of developing mission or vision statements, there have been few written on how to sustain or protect the vision over time. Shawn has dealt with hundreds of leaders in ministry and has seen countless struggle with keeping everyone on board with the mission and how to align the rest of the organization with the vision. Shawn Lovejoy walks the church leader through the experiences that have taught him to Be Mean, and shows us a strategy of Relentlessly Protecting the Vision.

Protecting Heritage in the Caribbean

Author: Peter E. Siegel,Elizabeth Righter

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817356673

Category: History

Page: 202

View: 8979

This volume addresses the problem of how Caribbean nations deal with the challenges of protecting their cultural heritages or patrimonies within the context of pressing economic development concerns.

Communicating the Value of Preservation

A Playbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309258707

Category: Communication planning

Page: 187

View: 6578

"Presents guidance for communicating the value of highway system maintenance and preservation. The report includes numerous examples and models that transportation agency staff members can use to present to agency leadership, elected officials, and the public to make the case for allocating budgetary and other resources to preserve and maintain the public's investment in highway infrastructure."--Publisher's description.

The Strategic Stewardship of Cultural Resources

To Preserve and Protect

Author: Andrea T. Merrill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0789020904

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 237

View: 623

Culled from papers presented at a Library of Congress symposium in October 2000, this book examines the challenges you face in preserving and safeguarding your library's resources. Twenty-two leading library and archival professionals address critical issues on the preservation and security of collections in cultural property institutions, including libraries, museums, and archives. The book explores the connections between physical security and the preservation of our cultural heritage. - Back cover.

Preserving Public Lands for the Future

The Politics of Intergenerational Goods

Author: William R. Lowry

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589013957

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 2324

Comparing national efforts to preserve public lands, William R. Lowry investigates how effectively and under what conditions governments can provide goods for future generations. Providing intergenerational goods, ranging from balanced budgets to space programs and natural environments, is particularly challenging because most political incentives reward short-term behavior. Lowry examines the effect of institutional structure on the public delivery of these goods. He offers a theoretical framework accounting for both the necessary conditions — public demand, political stability, and official commitment to long-term delivery — and constraining factors — the tensions between public agencies and politicians as well as between different levels of government — that determine the ability of a nation to achieve long-term goals. In support of this argument, Lowry evaluates data on park systems from more than one hundred countries and provides in-depth case studies of four — he United States, Australia, Canada, and Costa Rica — to show how and why the delivery of intergenerational goods can vary. For each of the cases, he reviews background information, discusses constraints on agency behavior, and assesses expansion of the park systems and restoration of natural conditions at specific locations. This extensive comparative analysis of the preservation of public lands offers new insights into the capability of nations to pursue long-term goals.

The Future of Asia's Past

Preservation of the Architectural Heritage of Asia

Author: Miguel Angel Corzo

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 1606064193

Category: Art

Page: 76

View: 5794

Over the course of five days over 350 leaders from around the world gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand, to discuss the future of Asia's past. This important gathering brought representatives from cultural authorities, experts on the cultural field, international organizations, corporations, tourism authorities, and interested public to take stock of what is presently being done and what can be done in the future to protect Asia's cultural heritage from urban sprawl, increasing tourism, pollution, war, and all the vast array of threats to the testimony of civilization. This publication summarizes the topics presented in the plenary sessions and in the smaller discussion groups centered around some important architectural and archaeological sites and monuments. It also includes the keynote addresses presented at the beginning of the conference and the recommendations agreed to by the speakers of the conference at its conclusion.

The Dynamic Decade

Creating the Sustainable Campus for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001-2011

Author: David R. Godschalk,Jonathan B. Howes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469607263

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 478

The Dynamic Decade tells the story of the sweeping makeover of the 200-year-old campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Six million square feet of buildings were constructed and a million square feet of historic buildings were renovated during one vibrant ten-year period. This massive growth required bold thinking and a vision for combining historic preservation, green building, and long-range development. A statewide bond issue, award-winning designs, and unprecedented coordination between town and university made the vision a reality. Written by authors who held major planning roles, supplemented by interviews of key players, and lavishly illustrated with color photographs and maps, this comprehensive account offers valuable lessons to all concerned with sustainable university growth.

The Cultural Landscape & Heritage Paradox

Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-historical Landscape and Its European Dimension

Author: Tom Bloemers,Henk Kars,Arnold Van der Valk

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641556

Category: Social Science

Page: 739

View: 3860

The basic problem is to what extent we can know past and mainly invisible landscapes, and how we can use this still hidden knowledge for actual sustainable management of landscape's cultural and historical values. It has also been acknowledged that heritage management is increasingly about 'the management of future change rather than simply protection'. This presents us with a paradox: to preserve our historic environment, we have to collaborate with those who wish to transform it and, in order to apply our expert knowledge, we have to make it suitable for policy and society. The answer presented by the Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-Historical Landscape programme (pdl/bbo) is an integrative landscape approach which applies inter- and transdisciplinarity, establishing links between archaeological-historical heritage and planning, and between research and policy.

The Presented Past

Heritage, Museums and Education

Author: B. L. Molyneaux,P. G. Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134865090

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 1686

The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent representation of the past as something finished, understood and objective, rather than something that is `constructed' and therefore open to co-existing interpretations and constant re-interpretation. Central to the book is the belief that the presentation of the past in school curricula and in museum and site interpretations will benefit from a greater use of non-documentary sources derived from archaeological study and oral histories. The book suggests that a view of the past incorporating a larger body of evidence and a wider variety of understanding will help to invigorate the way history is taught. The Presented Past will be of interest to teachers, archaeologists, cultural resource managers, in fact anyone who is concerned with how the past is presented.