Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Preservation conference slated for Twin Cities on Oct. 2-6
The National Trust for Historic Preservation will hold its annual conference in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul., from October 2-6. The event is expected to attract 2,000 preservationists from throughout the United States.

Several field sessions are sheduled, including these presentations:
  • Modernism in Minneapolis: Modernist monuments in downtown Minneapolis tell the story of the city’s struggle to reinvent itself from the 1950s to the 1970s.
  • Behemoths: From a massive Hamm’s Brewery to a 2 million square-foot Sears store, Minneapolis has several examples of former “behemoths” that have been successfully adapted into new uses.
  • Sustainable Energy and Adaptive Reuse: Several conference sessions will explore exciting trends in green building and sustainable design in adaptive reuse projects.
  • Heritage Preservation in a First-Ring Suburb: Tour will focus on the Minneapolis suburb of Edina. Topics will include the preservation value of shopping malls and how to interpret suburban historic sites.
  • Farmsteads on the Fringe: Tour will explore the effect of urban expansion on Minnesota’s rural heritage.
Conference registration information can be found here.

1 comment:

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