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Hazard Mitigation and Historic Preservation: How to Both Preserve and Protect

Updated: Jan 2, 2020

How do we protect historic properties that cannot be moved or modified, from the next disaster that strikes? This is a critical question faced by many owners of properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places and state registers or those located in local historic districts. Changing their original materials, locations or character-defining features can put these properties at risk of losing their historic designation. How, then, do we protect these resources?

Are mitigation and preservation both possible? Is there a compromise that allows for preserving and protecting? Is it better to alter a building's character-defining features and protect it than to risk losing it entirely? What are the best options that cause the least harm or alteration?

In this webinar, we will explore answers to some of these questions with Deepa Srinivasan, AICP, CFM, President and mitigation specialists of Vision Planning and Consulting who share their process, challenges, and lessons learned from their work on disaster planning for historic and cultural resources in communities in two Mid-Atlantic states.

1.5 AICP Credits available for live viewing only.

Tuesday, June 26 at 1:00-2:30 PM CDT.

THIS WEBINAR HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE. You can watch a recording of the webinar at

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