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Conference Weighs Role of Past in Future of American Cities

 What role does the past have to play in the future of the urban environment?

That was the question at the heart of Historic Preservation in America’s Legacy Cities, a three-day conference presented by the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University and the Cleveland Restoration Society.

The well-attended event brought nearly 300 preservationists, policymakers, elected officials, developers, scholars and students from 20 states to CSU in June for a full slate of presentations, workshops and tours of downtown Cleveland and surrounding neighborhoods.

Attendees examined the role of historic preservation in revitalizing cities where long-term population loss and economic decline present significant challenges.

Read more about the conference on CSU’s ENGAGED blog.