This symposium and accompanying publication seek to explore preservation policy reform in the face of climate change and social inequity. If the decisions about what to preserve and how to preserve are privileging certain segments of society or publics, how can preservation policy be reformed to better promote a more just and sustainable built environment? The symposium and publication will examine this broader inquiry by considering the following questions:
- What research or evidence is needed to support systemic shifts toward sustainability and equity in government-led preservation policy?
- What can be learned from other realms of public policy reform (e.g. environmental justice) to inform such shifts?
- What regulatory or review practices associated with preservation warrant reexamination?
- How might institutional or governance structures be challenged or changed?