Legacy Cities Schedule 2018
Wednesday July 11
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
|Tax Credit Happy Hour||PBN Office @ Market Arcade|
Thursday July 12
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
|8:30 am – 12:30 pm
||CLG Training||Embassy Suites|
|1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
||Girls in Stem Luncheon||Lafayette Hotel|
|3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
||Queen City Downtown Tour||Market Arcade|
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
||Tour of Lafayette Hotel||Lafayette Hotel|
|7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
||Key Note Event w/Maurice Jones||Babeville|
|9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
||BYP After Party||Founding Fathers|
Friday July 13
8:00 am – 11:00 am
|8:30 am – 10:00 am
||Opening Plenary||Embassy Suites|
|10:15 am – 12:00 pm||Session 1A: Preservation for Whom?||Embassy Suites|
|Session 1B: Neighborhood Preservation and Environmental Health||Embassy Suites|
|12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
||Luncheon w/Ed McMahon||TBD
|2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
||Session 2A: Living Heritage Preservation||Embassy Suites|
|Session 2B: Cayahoga County and City of Buffalo Approaches||Embassy Suites|
|3:30 pm – 4:45 pm||Session 3A: Intentional Community Preservation||Embassy Suites|
|Session 3B: Tools to Break the Mold||Embassy Suites|
|5:30 pm – 6:45 pm||How Do You Eat an Elephant Session||Central Terminal|
|7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
||Central Terminal Party||Central Terminal|
|7:00 pm – 11:00 pm||Forgotten Buffalo Tour||Central Terminal|
Saturday July 14
||Tour A: Hamlin Park||Registration required; maximum 50 spots
10:00 pm – 12:00 pm
|Tour B: Belt Line Bike Tour||Registration required; maximum 50 spots
|1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
||Tour C: Northland Tour||Registration required; maximum 50 spots|
|Tour D: Buffalo River Kayak Tour||Registration required; maximum 50 spots|
Legacy Cities Conference Session & Panels
Friday July 13
|Preservation For Whom||10:15 AM- 12:00 PM||1A: Preservation for Whom|
|12:00 PM – 12:30 PM||1B: Neighborhood Preservation & Environmental Health|
|2:00 PM –3:15 PM||2A: Living Heritage|
|Health and Environment||3:30 PM –4:45 PM||3A: Intentional Community Preservation|
|Breaking the Mold||5:00 PM –5:30 PM||3B: Cities and Counties in Action|
|5:30 PM –6:45 PM||How Do You Eat an Elephant?|
Preservation for Whom
Presenters: Henry Taylor, Erin Tobin, Olivia White
Overview: From their different perspectives, each presenter will talk about how preservation efforts do/don’t/can serve African American and Immigrant communities. Format will include Kathleen giving short presentation to set the stage, 15 minute presentation from each presenter, and then moderated discussion focused by Katherine.
Neighborhood Preservation and Environmental Health
Presenters: Eric Kehoe and Clinton Brown
Moderator: TBD if needed
Overview: The value of preserving open space in urban areas and the connections to community, quality of life, and climate change.
Presenters: Claudia Guerra, Shannon Miller, Kathleen Crowther, and Caitlin Audette
Moderator: Jessie Fisher
Overview: Each of these practitioners has experience in expanding the preservation narrative to make it more relevant to more communities. From their perspectives, they will talk about how they’ve engaged these communities and made preservation relevant. Format will include Jessie giving a short presentation to set the stage, 15 minute presentation from each presenter, and then moderated discussion.
Intentional Community Preservation
Presenters: Kisha Patterson and John Evans
Moderator: TBD if necessary
Overview: Buildings, cities, and landscapes have the greatest impact on our health, the growth and sustainability of our communities, and our role in climate change. Using case studies, Kisha will show how preservation can be the best option to meeting a community’s environmental goals but also (re)building and strengthening those communities.
Cities and Counties in Action
Presenters: Jessie Masters and Lilah Zoutner from Cayahoga County Land Bank and various City of Buffalo OSP officials TBD by COB
Overview: Leaders will present the tools they are using to get vacant properties preserved and back in the hands of owners. Format will be a short presentation from moderator to set the stage, and then 25 minute presentations from Cayahoga and COB to explain their programs, and then moderated Q&A.
Presenters: Bryan Van Sweden, Trudy Andrewjewski, Seth Piccirillo, Kevin Hayes
Moderator: Mayor Rick Hauser (to be confirmed)
Overview: Mayor will give overview of issues facing localities, each presenter will spend ten minutes presenting their program, Mayor will do Q&A to drill down to how these programs can be replicated in other places
Opening Plenary: The Challenge of Middle Neighborhoods in Legacy Cities
Presenters: Alan Mallach, Center for Community Progress; Michael Allen, Preservation Research Office; Nicholas Hamilton, the American Assembly; Jean Follett, Chair of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Advisors.
Overview: Middle neighborhoods are a critical part of every legacy city’s fabric, yet increasing numbers of these neighborhoods are losing ground, seeing increased deterioration and abandonment, and declining family income and house values. After an introductory framing presentation, the format of the session will be largely conversational, as the panelists will discuss the issues and offer examples of relevant neighborhoods and programs, and will engage the audience in discussing the particular challenges of middle neighborhoods in their communities.
Central Terminal Panel: How do you eat an elephant? Make the monumental manageable
Presenters: Monica Pellegrino Faix; Mark Mortenson; Paul Lang; Paul Tronolone; Daniel Campo
Overview: Presenters will share lessons learned while tackling the challenges of repurposing historically single use structure and grounds, creative approaches to engage the community to create and advance a reuse plan, and how the new future of each structure is being leveraged as powerful development and economic development opportunities. Walk away with ideas about how to make the monumental manageable. May incorporate World Monument Fund Watch List designation for Central Terminal.
Optional Thursday Lunch: Girls in Stem (more details to follow)
Optional Friday Lunch: Ed McMahon, ULI (more details to follow)
Legacy Cities Conference Tours
Saturday July 14
Tour A: Hamlin Park
Tour B: Belt Line Bike Tour
Overview: Completed by the New York Central Railroad in 1883, the Belt Line is a 15-mile-long rail route circling Buffalo and connecting the cities prominent industrial areas including: the Larkin District, Central Terminal, Northland, Highland Park, Great Arrow, Black Rock Yards, and the Niagara Industrial Corridor. The Beltline served passengers from 1883 until the end of World War I. Today it remains intact and in use as a line for freight and Amtrak.
Tours are being led by preservationists and Beltline enthusiasts Chris Hawley and Derik Kane. This tour will cover a 10+ mile portion of the route highlighting the recent re-investment occurring in the Niagara and Chandler Street Corridors; The Pierce Arrow Factory, Tri-main (Buffalo’s first adaptive re-use), and will finish at the Northland Corridor where you may pick up an organized tour of that complex.
You can bring your own bike or rent one from any of the available Reddy bikes stations. (https://reddybikeshare.socialbicycles.com/)
Tour C: Northland Tour
Tour D: Buffalo River Kayak Tour
Tour E: Five Points
Overview: Five Points is one of Buffalo’s “hot neighborhoods”. It is a vibrant, walkable and diverse neighborhood on the West Side of Buffalo and comprises a confluence of cultures–from Italian to Burmese, a wide range of architecture, and a healthy representation of non-profits and businesses intermixed with residents.
Join us on a walking tour and visit of some of the non-profits and social enterprises which anchor the neighborhood–from an urban gardening center to a bakery which mills on site to an organic wine store. We will use the opportunity to explore and examine the difference between “revitalization” and “gentrification”, and how a neighborhood like Five Points can pursue the former over the later.