Preservation in Global Cities

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Preservation in Global Cities

September 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Every global city today faces the challenge of protecting their unique urban architectural heritage (often a core component of their tourist brand) while encouraging continuing economic development and growth. But the theory and practice of preservation can differ greatly on different continents and according to different cultures. While in older world cities like Paris and New York preservation laws have tended to guard historic districts for decades, Asian and Latin American global cities of more recent vintage face a different set of issues. Join an international panel of architects, planners, and academics to explore the contrasting approaches and strategies faced by global cities in Europe, Asia, and America. This program delves into the themes of our exhibition Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks.

Reception to follow!

Calvin Tsao, FAIA, Partner, Tsao & McKown
Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, World Monuments Fund
Jorge Otero-Pailos, Architect, Associate Professor of Historic Preservation, Columbia University, & Founder and Editor, Future Anterior Journal
Budd Mishkin (moderator), NY1 News Correspondent, “One on 1 with Budd Mishkin”

The event is co-sponsored by NY1.

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September 10, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY United States
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