Announcing our 2014 Conference Speakers


The Preservation Conference is going bigger and better! The Landmark Society is partnering with two of our non-profit colleagues, the Preservation League of New York State and Preservation Buffalo Niagara, to bring you a New York Statewide Preservation Conference for the first time in over a dozen years.

The 2014 Statewide Preservation Conference theme is:

FILL IN THE BLANK: Defining Preservation, A New York Statewide Conference.

Join us in Rochester as we seek to expand the traditional definitions of preservation and to reach new audiences by challenging some of the common misconceptions about the field. We want to know what preservation means to you and what it could mean to others who are working to better their communities.

We are delighted to announce our Keynote and Saturday Speakers for the 2014 Statewide Preservation Conference;

RypkemaDonovan Rypkema, Principal of PlaceEconomics, was educated at Columbia University, where he received a Masters of Science degree in Historic Preservation. He has lectured widely on economic and preservation issues relating to rehabilitation, community development and commercial revitalization. His specific fields of consultation include feasibility analyses for real estate and market analysis, economic revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial centers, and the rehabilitation of historic structures. He is author of several publications, including Community Initiated Development, The Economics of Rehabilitation, the Downtown Real Estate Development Series and others. In the fall of 2012 Rypkema received the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Crowninshield Award is the nation’s highest preservation honor and awarded for lifetime contribution to historic preservation in the United States.

McMahonEd McMahon holds the Charles E. Fraser Chair on Sustainable Development at the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC where he is nationally known as an inspiring and thought provoking speaker and leading authority on topics related to economic development, land conservation, smart growth, and historic preservation. As the Senior Fellow for Sustainable Development McMahon leads ULI’s worldwide efforts to conduct research and educational activities related to environmentally sensitive development policies and practices.


Ed McMahon’s talk at the Saturday Breakfast is sponsored by Clinton Brown Company Architecture, pc.

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Announcing our 2014 Conference Speakers


2 thoughts on “Announcing our 2014 Conference Speakers”

  1. Is there a print-out of the activities on Friday night and Saturday?
    I am trying to figure out if I can attend something else on Saturday evening.
    What time are the events that I have signed up for?


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