Historic New England and Boston University’s Initiative on Cities and American and New England Studies Program are pleased to announce a symposium on
Directions in 21st Century Preservation: The Dynamic City: Futures for the Past
Friday April 1st and Saturday April 2nd, 2016
8 St. Mary’s Street, 9th floor Colloquium Room
The Boston University Photonics Center
Boston, MA 02215
Are preservation, diversity, and affordability mutually exclusive in urban America? How can neighborhood identity and community be preserved while engaging with the opportunities of globalization? What should be saved in attempts to build and maintain a fair and equitable city?
The Dynamic City: Futures for the Past will examine the urban history of New England and its relationships within a global context. The conference will explore questions that bridge the divide between study and praxis in design, sustainability and preservation.
Keynote Address: Maurice Cox, Director of Urban Planning, City of Detroit
The Dynamic City is co-hosted by the Boston University Initiative on Cities, an urban leadership research center co-founded by leading political scientist Graham Wilson and the late former Mayor of Boston Tom Menino; Historic New England, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive heritage organization; and Boston University’s nationally recognized American and New England Studies Program.
For further information and to register, see http://sites.bu.edu/dynamiccity/