The Historic Charleston Foundation
Friday - February 26, 2010
About This Show
In October of 2009, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented its Preservation Honor Award to Historic Charleston Foundation in recognition of the successful development the city's newly revised Preservation Plan. The award was one of 23 bestowed by the National Trust during its 2009 National Preservation Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
The plan looks beyond bricks and mortar to consider social, economic and cultural issues that affect preservation. In addition to advocating tools for evaluating characteristics that define individual neighborhoods, the plan offers strategies for addressing sprawl, gentrification, disaster management and the need for affordable housing.
Kitty Robinson, Executive Director of the Foundation, joins Dr. Edgar to talk about the development of the plan, its scope, its impact on the city, and how the plan will affect the Historic Charleston's work.