Track 4: Diversity, Population Change, and Gentrification in the Preservation Dialogue
Participation in the preservation process is integral to a successfully inclusive practice. The processes by which we pursue public policy changes, urban planning, and design through the eyes of different communities is important to understanding how we approach preserving different parts of our built environment. It is important to reflect on the effects of our practice both positive and negative with regards to social inclusion in order to work towards a resilient and sustainable practice. This session will dive deeper into this conversation through the exploration of social outcomes of adaptive reuse, the inclusivity and exclusivity of public policy and participation, a site-specific case study from Chicago focusing on a complex physical and cultural historic neighborhood, and community-oriented preservation approaches from the Baltics. The combined generalized and geographically focused research will challenge and offer opportunities for growth in our current practice. The session will conclude with a moderated panel discussion and questions and answers with audience members.