Professional Practice

Landscape Preservation Introduction

Date: 10/17/2012 - 10/18/2012

Type: Educational Opportunities

Location(s): Michigan


The National Preservation Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980, educates those involved in the management, preservation, and stewardship of cultural heritage. The 2012-2013 National Preservation Institute seminar schedule is now available online at The 2012-2013 NPI news release includes the calendar and seminar descriptions. Advance registration rate is available through September 5, 2012.

Landscape Preservation: An Introduction
Ann Arbor, Michigan — October 17-18, 2012, in cooperation with the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.

In this introduction to the basics of cultural landscapes, learn about designed, vernacular, and ethnographic landscapes, and historic sites. Review applicable laws and regulations, and discuss how to identify and inventory character-defining features of a landscape. Explore the concepts of preservation planning and documentation, and the development of the cultural landscape report for use in managing historic and cultural landscapes. Case studies illustrate realistic approaches to effective landscape management and preservation. An agenda is available online at

Instructor: Lucinda A. Brockway, program director for cultural resources, The Trustees of Reservations; formerly principal and owner, Past Designs, a landscape preservation and design firm specializing in preservation and management of historic landscapes; author of two books and several articles on historic landscapes

AIA/CES and LA/CES. This seminar meets the criteria for programs in the American Institute of Architects' and the American Society of Landscape Architects' Continuing Education Systems. AIA and ASLA members will receive six learning units each day.

Registration. A registration form is available online at The advance registration rate is available through September 5 — $450 (2 days). The regular registration rate after that date is $500.

Questions? Please contact us. Thank you.

Jere Gibber
Executive Director, National Preservation Institute
P.O. Box 1702, Alexandria, VA 22313
703/765-0100; 703/768-9350 fax;


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