Presenting a Summary of the Preservation Matters III Symposium:  The Economics of Authenticity

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, PRC partnered with Tulane School of Architecture’s Preservation Studies Program to host a sold-out symposium at The Historic New Orleans Collection on Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17, 2014. Esteemed leaders in the field both locally and internationally assembled at The Collection’s Williams Research Center in the French Quarter to exchange thought-provoking ideas about the concept of “authenticity” as it relates to historic preservation and the urban economy.

Read Richard Campanella’s Symposium Synopsis

Read The Times-Picayune’s symposium coverage, “Mitch Landrieu and Boston mayor discuss preservation as economic engine”

Read The New Orleans Advocate’s special feature, “Nell Nolan:  Raves and Rhyme”


Charles Birnbaum, Founder and President of The Cultural Landscape Foundation

Thomas Menino, five-time former Mayor of Boston and City Councilor, co-director of the Initiative on Cities at Boston University

Marsh Davis, President of Indiana Landmarks

Anthony Tung, noted author and urbanist, heritage conservation policy consultant, international lecturer, and former New York City Landmarks Preservation Commissioner

Eduardo Rojas, historic preservation lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania and independent consultant on urban development

Donovan Rypkema, Founder of PlaceEconomics and world-renowned economist

Richard Campanella, award-winning author, journalist, and Tulane School of Architecture geographer
Maurice Cox, Director of the Tulane City Center and Associate Dean for Community Engagement at Tulane University School of Architecture
Jack Davis, board member of the Congress for the New Urbanism and the National Trust for Historic Preservation
Patricia H. Gay, Executive Director of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
Bill Gilchrist, Director of Place-Based Planning for the City of New Orleans
Roberta Brandes Gratz, award-winning journalist, urban critic, international lecturer, and author
Kenneth Schwartz, Dean of the Tulane School of Architecture
John Stubbs, Director of the Preservation Studies Program and Favrot Senior Professor of Practice at Tulane University School of Architecture
Alkis P. Tsolakis, professor of architecture and Dean of the LSU College of Art + Design

PRC will continue celebrating its 40th anniversary throughout the 2014-2015 year and invites you to JOIN in support.

About Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC)
Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans (PRC) celebrates 40 years of promoting the preservation, restoration and revitalization of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods. Founded in 1974, PRC is a non-profit organization that has restored nearly 1,500 properties citywide and has assisted countless individuals with their own renovation efforts through its outreach and advocacy programs. PRC provides resources and education to convey the economic, cultural and aesthetic importance of historic preservation in New Orleans and throughout the world. For more information about PRC and its revitalization efforts, call 504.581.7032 or visit Connect with PRC on Facebook and Twitter (@PRCNO). You can also find PRC on Instagram, Flickr and Pinterest.

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