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Association for Preservation Technology - Northeast Chapter
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Nicholson & GAlloway
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APT NYC 2013 - “PRESERVING THE METROPOLIS”

OCTOBER 12 - 15, 2013 AT THE NEW YORK MARRIOTT MARQUIS IN NEW YORK CITY

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Conference Themes

A. Material Conservation in Urban Environment

Cities present challenging environments for the conservation of building materials that must perform in high pollution, extreme exposure, and difficult-to-access locations. These concerns affect material maintenance, durability and the specification and installation of repairs; and often require testing and scientific assessment to determine appropriate new and restoration materials.

B. Balancing Change, Preservation, and Development

The long term success of historic preservation in urban environments requires the active collaboration of preservationists with design professionals, developers, community members and others, in order to balance development pressures with the desire to retain historic streetscapes, buildings, open spaces, etc. The effectiveness of the integration of often-conflicting goals bears directly on the success or failure of preservation in a city and, ultimately, the retention or loss of a city’s character and diversity.

C. Building Types, Districts and Infrastructure

Even metropolises are comprised of collections of diverse neighborhoods and districts, often with unique buildings, parks, streets, subways, infrastructure and utility systems, and other purposefully designed or ad-hoc elements. The retention, protection, and continued use of individual structures and specific neighborhoods are the focus point of preservation efforts throughout the world.

D. Energy Use and Conservation: Exploring the Potential

Improved energy generation and efficiency is essential for worldwide economic growth and environmental protection. Energy has become a private and public sector priority that drives international politics and national, state and local policy and direct investment in new and existing buildings. Through desired or required building performance, energy concerns will continue to have tremendous effects on the preservation of the existing built environment.

NYC

For the first time in history, the population of cities exceeds that of the surrounding suburbs and countryside. New York City, after decades of population decline, has recently exceeded its peak 1970s population and continues to grow. Such growth, mirrored in older and newer cities globally, is countered by cities with shrinking populations in the United States and abroad. Both expanding and shrinking cities present new challenges that require preservationists to think broadly and collaboratively, themes that will be highlighted at APT NYC 2013.