The Past and Future City
Monday Featured Speaker: October 23, 12:45-2:00 p.m.
Historic preservation isn’t about casting buildings in amber; it’s about keeping old places alive, in active use, and relevant to the needs of communities today.
Meeks, who is coauthor of The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities, has been president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation since 2010. Under her leadership, the National Trust has increased its efforts to revitalize communities, save imperiled places, engage new audiences in preservation, and increase the organization’s impact.
Before joining the National Trust, Stephanie served in several senior executive positions, including chief operating officer and acting president and chief executive officer, during her 17-year career with The Nature Conservancy. The current work of the National Trust brings a diverse and younger group of Americans into the preservation movement, and supports their efforts in their communities and across the nation.
Stephanie Meeks' presentation, The Past and Future City, describes the many ways that saving and restoring historic fabric can help a city create thriving neighborhoods, good jobs, and a vibrant economy.