The Past is Our Future: Historic Preservation and Sustainability

Historic Preservation and Sustainability Conference
Historic preservationists, architects, designers and developers from throughout greater Philadelphia are invited to convene on Tuesday, December 8 for The Past is Our Future: Historic Preservation and Sustainability,  a one-day conference hosted by the Preservation Alliance focusing on the important role of historic preservation in sustainable design. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the crucially important role of preservation in sustainable design and adaptive use of older and historic buildings. Representatives from t he National Trust for Historic Preservation, the National Park Service and the State Historic Preservation Office along with panels comprised of architects, preservationists and developers will describe some of the latest efforts to employ and integrate both of these important philosophies in order to create stronger projects. For more details and to register click here.

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Andrew Goodman, Community Engagement Director, New Kensington Community Development Corporation

Goodman is currently the Community Engagement Director at the New Kensington Community Development Corporation.

Previously, Goodman worked as a city planner and project manager for PennPraxis. His focus was on projects that combined community engagement and public space design, including the Central Delaware Waterfront Planning Process, the Green2015 initiative for Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, and the Bartram’s Mile project in Southwest Philadelphia.  Goodman was an early contributor to PlanPhilly and helped shape the site in its first iteration.  As PlanPhilly grew, Goodman represented the publisher and provided professional planning input and project management support as the site expanded its beat coverage, went through multiple redesigns, conducted an internal strategic plan, and researched revenue generation opportunities.

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