Day 3


Friday Morning Welcome Plenary

We will gather at the conference hotel to kick off FORUM 2024: Preservation Under the Palms. Enjoy a light breakfast and program featuring Erica Avrami, PhD. Dr. Avrami’s research and teaching extend the heritage enterprise beyond a practice focused on sites and buildings, exploring preservation as a form of public policy that functions across geographic scales and diverse demographics. She interrogates the intentions, processes, and outcomes of historic preservation in relation to social justice and the climate crisis, and seeks to transition heritage tools and policies toward equity, resilience, and decarbonization.

Erica Avrami is the James Marston Fitch Associate Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, an affiliate with the Columbia Climate School's Center for Sustainable Urban Development, and co-director of the Adapting the Existing Built Environment Earth Network. She also serves as the co-chair of the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation's Experts Advisory Committee. 

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