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Third Annual Preservation South Conference

March 5, 2014   |  

The Historic Preservation Graduate Organization at the College of Design hosted the Third Annual Preservation South Conference February 28 – March 2. Preservation South is a student-run conference created to give historic preservation students and students in related fields an opportunity to present and learn from the research of their peers. 
The weekend-long conference kicked off with a lecture by Jean Carroon, author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings. Following the lecture, attendees adjourned to the Boone Center for dinner and a presentation by keynote speaker Craig Potts, Executive Director of the Kentucky Heritage Council and State Historic Preservation Officer.
On Saturday, participating students presented academic papers to a group of peers, industry professionals, and preservation enthusiasts. Topics included “The Evolution of the Kentucky Main Street Program: Its Beginning, Expansion, and Renaissance” by Megan Funk, “Thinking Outside the Fence: A New Approach to Preserving the American Cemetery” by John Bry, and “Developing New Revitalization Policies for the Over-The-Rhine Neighborhood” by Alex Wise.
HPGO would like to thank Jean Carron and Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.