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    Historic Preservation Planning Program


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Recent Planning Studies


Planning is a dynamic field of practice. Here are some recent studies that may be useful to State Historic Preservation Offices undertaking preservation planning projects.

SHPO Perspectives: Program Analysis of Statewide Historic Preservation Planning (August 2014)
Topics: Planning issues for SHPOs, NPS response

Toolkit for Strengthening Diversity in Preservation Planning (August 2014)
Topics: Planning approach, underserved communities and heritage

Toolkit for Strengthening Diversity in Preservation Planning: Latino Communities and Heritage (August 2014)
Topics: Planning approach, underserved communities and heritage

NCHRP Report 723: A Model for Identifying and Evaluating the Historic Significance of Post-World War II Housing (2012)
Topics: Mid-century housing, historic contexts, resource evaluation

State Historic Preservation Plan Best Practices Report (July 2012)
Topics: State plan comparisons and analysis

Strategies for Economic Improvement in Appalachia's Distressed Rural Counties (May 2012).
Topics: Underserved communities and heritage, community engagement

We will continue to add information to this page. Please let us know if you are looking for a particular resource.