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Monday, May 2, 2011

utah Heritage Foundation's Utah Preservation Conference (SLC: May 12 - 13)

Utah Preservation Conference Opening Night @ SLC Main Library Auditorium May 12 6:30 PM

Beginning with a internationally-renowned preservation economist, Utah Heritage Foundation will hold the Opening Night of our Fifth Annual 2011 Utah Preservation Conference on May 12, at 6:30 PM at the Salt Lake City Main Library, Nancy Tessman Auditorium. Opening Night is free and open to all members of the public. Click below for more information about Mr. Rypkema and the economics of preservation.
Don Rypkema is recognized as an industry leader in the economics of preserving historic structures. He is the principal of PlaceEconomics, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development-consulting firm. The firm specializes in services to public and non-profit sector clients who are dealing with downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures. In 2004 Rypkema established Heritage Strategies International, a new firm created to provide similar services to world-wide clients. He also teaches a graduate course in preservation economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rypkema is well known throughout the preservation world, but is making his way through the business and economic development world by peddling the power of preservation. With several case studies to support his claim that historic preservation is, in fact, profitable, he claims "development without downtown revitalization and historic preservation components is not sustainable."

Utah Preservation Conference Breakfast and Brainstorming @ SLC Masonic Temple May 13 8 AM

Spring into the day's activities with an informal breakfast and lively roundtable discussion with your colleagues from around the state. This is an opportunity to share your successful projects and get advice about tough issues from CLG representatives, preservation commissioners, planners, and others. All attendees are welcome. Moderated by Greg Montgomery, Planning Manager, Ogden City.
Breakfast and Brainstorming will take place Friday, May 13 at 8 AM at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple at 650 East South Temple. It is included in the All-In-One Registration for the Utah Preservation Conference. It can also be purchased separately for $10 per person in advance, or $15 on the morning of the Conference.

Utah Preservation Conference Education Sessions @ SLC Masonic Temple May 13 9 AM

Our Education Sessions cover a variety of topics from preservation experts in our community. Whether you need basic preservation training, ideas on how to fix your historic windows, or network with other communities about what has worked, our sessions are for you! Sessions are held May , from 9 AM to 4:15 PM at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple at 650 East South Temple in Salt Lake City. A complete schedule, with session descriptions and presenters, is online at www.utahheritagefoundation.org.

Utah Heritage Foundation 2011 Heritage Awards @ SLC Masonic Temple May 13 12 Noon

Utah Heritage Foundation honors projects in Salt Lake City, Park City, Helper, Price, Pine Valley, and more that exemplify the best in preservation. We will also give individual awards to George Cannon, St. George, and the LucyBeth Rampton lifetime achievement award to Rob White. More information and tickets at www.utahheritagefoundation.org.

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