In 2009, Minerva Partners coordinated a conversation about the future of preservation in New York with its year-long Preservation Vision: NYC project.
In order to articulate the positive prospects for historic preservation’s contribution to New York City in 2030, a year-long initiative called Preservation Vision: Planning for the Future of Preservation in New York City was launched in January 2008. An online survey for the professional community was part of the first phase of this project and was the primary opportunity for anyone with an interest in historic preservation to contribute—interested citizens, those working directly in historic preservation, and those working in all allied fields (planning, housing, community development, the environment, etc.) More than 350 stakeholders in the five boroughs responded with their observations and insights. Subsequent phases included round table discussion groups, meetings, and opportunities for additional public comment.
The project resulted in a final report highlighting ideas gleaned from the process to assist the historic preservation profession expand its effectiveness over the next twenty years. To read this report or learn more about this project, please contact Minerva partner Kirstin Sechler or visit the project's website here.