2018 Preservation Conference

Presented by: Rochester Colonial Manufacturing

A Conference of The Landmark Society of Western New York, Historic Albany Foundation, Preservation League of New York State, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event. Refunds will not be issued after 4/19.

The 2018 NY Statewide Preservation Conference takes place in Albany April 26-28! We’ll be surrounded by grand government architecture, diverse city neighborhoods, historic parks, and amazing adaptive reuse projects. Experts, grassroots community advocates, and new voices in the preservation movement will come together in Albany to learn from one another.

This Conference is the only event of its kind in the state—a multi-day gathering for anyone involved in preservation and community revitalization. It’s an opportunity to learn, network, become inspired and, yes, have fun!

It is the preservation event in New York State and you don’t want to miss it.


Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman | Urban Anthropologist and Director of THINK.urban, Co-founder Women Led Cities Initiative

Women Led Cities: Preservation, Planning, Public Space, and Beyond

Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman is an urban anthropologist and Director of THINK.urban, a research consultancy firm based in Philadelphia that works to improve our cities through the lens of anthropology. She has worked with organizations including Copenhagenize, Project for Public Spaces, and City ID to bring humanist philosophy into city planning and design. She is also the co-host and producer of the Third Wave
Urbanism podcast, a weekly program discussing current affairs and issues in urbanism with an emphasis on diversity.

Her new project, The Women Led Cities Initiative, aims to achieve a greater level of equity in urban planning and design – both bottom-up and topdown – and boost the conversation about developing feminist city policy towards greater equality for all people in our cities.


Grassroots preservationists in villages, rural towns, and cities throughout New York; professionals working in the field or allied fields (architects, planners, landscape architects, developers, etc.); elected officials and municipal board members; city neighborhood leaders/activists; students in preservation and allied fields.


>>Download the official Conference program (8MB PDF)

>>Sessions & Speakers

>>Location Information

>>Conference Scholarships

>>Schedule at a Glance

>>Continuing Education credits for architects & planners


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