SHER Program Oct. 20th

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Lisa Craig to Speak on Rising Sea Levels and Cultural Heritage Protection

Join Lisa Craig, chief of historic preservation for the city of Annapolis, Maryland, for “Weather It Together: Developing a Model Resiliency Plan for Cultural Resources.” Her lecture will discuss how Annapolis is partnering internationally with governments and nonprofits to develop a national planning model for historic coastal communities.

This School of Building Arts lecture will take place at the SCAD Museum of Art, on Tuesday, October 20th at 5:30 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.  For more information please contact Charlene Ellison at cellison@scad.edu.

About Annapolis: Annapolis is breaking new ground by very deliberately integrating cultural resources with ongoing hazard mitigation planning, rather than pursuing preservation on a separate track. The Trust has teamed up with the city, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service (NPS) and others to support this coordinated approach and share it broadly as a model, using the Trust’s well established communication channels with the preservation community.  For instance, in July the National Trust supported a City-sponsored town hall meeting that provided residents and business owners with information and tools to better protect their properties from flooding. The meeting drew on findings from an Army Corps mitigation assessment completed in Annapolis late last year. That project has opened the door to conversations between the Trust and the Army Corps, which may soon yield similar assessments in other flood-prone historic communities.  The National Trust and Union of Concerned Scientists also co-sponsored a conference in February, which brought together national and international cultural resource leaders to discuss protection strategies The resulting Call to Action has more than 100 signatories to date.

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