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Thu, Nov 30


Rocky Mount

Historic Resilience Workshop - Must Register

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Historic Resilience Workshop - Must Register
Historic Resilience Workshop - Must Register

Time & Location

Nov 30, 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Rocky Mount, 1151 Falls Rd, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

About the Event

Preservation Friends,

North Carolina’s historic properties are facing historic floods. Communities across the state must coordinate across departments and perspectives to bring resilience to our historic districts. For the last year or so, I’ve had the privilege to work alongside colleagues from the NCSU College of Design, UNC, and more to produce a series of resources focused on resilience and historic preservation. This important work has been supported by the State Historic Preservation Office.

I am thrilled to share the beautiful and impactful resources and to invite you to attend our upcoming regional workshops (just $25!).

The Historic Resilience Primer: Resilient Adaptation Strategies for North Carolina’s Historic Properties is an essential introduction for all audiences. The primer includes contextual information on the impacts of natural hazards in North Carolina, state and federal hazard mitigation resources, and provides detailed and concrete examples of historically appropriate resilience adaptations.

The Historic Resilience Community Planning Handbook: Protecting Our History, Culture, and Economy from Natural Hazards provides a straightforward process that communities can use to prepare their own historic resilience plans.  The methodology is designed to be used by local planners, emergency managers, consultants, and others to identify the historic resources that are most vulnerable to natural hazards and to implement strategies to better protect them.

The Resilience Design Standards: Model Standards for North Carolina’s Historic Properties is a ready-made tool for local governments to encourage and support historic resilience efforts by property owners. The Standards provide a model regulatory framework for historic preservation commissions to assess the appropriateness of specific structural interventions for properties with a local historic designation. The Standards may be tailored to a community as adopted as a supplement to existing preservation design standards.

We’ll be traveling the state to launch these amazing resources. We’ll be hosting day-long collaborative workshops. It will include introductions to the resources, opportunities for discussion and collaboration, walking tours of notable historic resilience sites, and lunch. Sign up with a diverse group from your community and join us as we launch new resources and spark community conversations for historic resilience.

--November 8 in Biltmore Village in Asheville

--November 14 at Revolution Mill in Greensboro

--November 30 at Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount

--December 7 in Downtown New Bern

--December 14 Online

View the Course Page and Register for the Historic Resilience Workshop Here

Visit the Historic Resilience Website and find the Resources Here

Note: This project was produced with assistance from the Emergency Supplemental Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of Interior. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of the Interior.

Thanks. I hope to see you at one of the workshops.


Adam Lovelady Professor of Public Law and Government

School of Government

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


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