Cornell University’s Historic Preservation Planning Program will offer two courses, Preservation and Sustainability and Preserving Stein Communities, from 21 to 22 May at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, New York City:

Preservation and Sustainability addresses energy- and resource-conscious design at both building and neighborhood scales through the strategies, tools and ethos of historic preservation. Topics will include ratings and metrics, planning for sustainability, and negotiating conflicting value systems. The course format will be seminar presentations, discussions, and site visits to projects in the city. Faculty will include John Anderson, Engineer, LEED AP; Jeffrey M. Chusid, Cornell University; Walter Sedovic, FAIA; Stephen Tilly, Architect, Jayme Breschard, G/FLRPC; Lisa Kersavage.

Preserving Stein Communities will bring together researchers, architects, planners, preservationists, residents and non-profit organizations directly involved with the communities designed by Clarence Stein that are National Historic Landmarks. Their discussions will involve strategies and preservation practices that can be implemented at the various sites. Faculty will include Lauren Bricker, California State Polytechnic University; Emily Goldman, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission; Larry and Felice Koplik, Architects (Radburn); Kristin Larsen, University of Florida; Herbert Reynolds (Sunnyside Gardens); Michael Tomlan, Cornell University; David Vater, Architect (Chatham Village); Dorothy Wong (The Village Green/Baldwin Hills Village) and Eden Gallanter.

AIA and ASLA CEUs available.

Registration ends 18 May 2010.

For more information, see: http://www.preservation-shortcourse.org/

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