CRP's Minner is Guest Editor of JAPA Special Issue on Historic Preservation

Gerding Theater
The Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland, Oregon, is an example of historic preservation and planning. photo / Chris Yunker
Missouri Thater
An example of historic preservation and planning is the Missouri Theater in St. Joseph, Missouri. photo / Jennifer Minner
The Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland, Oregon, is an example of historic preservation and planning. photo / Chris Yunker An example of historic preservation and planning is the Missouri Theater in St. Joseph, Missouri. photo / Jennifer Minner
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June 8, 2016

Assistant professor in CRP Jennifer Minner was a guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of the American Planning Association on historic preservation and planning. The issue was published in March, marking the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and presented the latest research on historic preservation and its relationship to city and regional planning.

Minner coedited the special issue (volume 82, number 2) with Michael Holleran, an associate professor and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at the University of Texas–Austin School of Architecture. The issue included Minner's article, "Revealing Synergies, Tensions, and Silences between Preservation and Planning."

"Historic preservation and planning often operate together in the United States within local planning departments," Minner writes, with both shared concerns and areas of conflict. She concludes, "Both planners and preservationists can benefit from stronger alliances in which scholars and practitioners engage in deeper dialogues and exchange. This interdisciplinary collaboration can unite leadership and vision with regard to equity and social justice, with deeper place-based knowledge to improve the social, environmental, and economic health of communities."

In April, she presented on the special issue at the American Planning Association conference held in Phoenix, Arizona.