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The Politics of Historic Districts : A Primer for Grassroots Preservation - Bill Schmickle

The Politics of Historic Districts

A Primer for Grassroots Preservation

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Politics of Historic Districts is your political battle plan in a fight to designate a local historic district. Thirty-four brief chapters cover everything you need to know about the politics of organizing a grassroots campaign and what you have to do to win. By explaining how and why historic districts are politically created, it is an indispensable resource for anyone studying or working in local preservation today.

Introduction : what d'ya know? -- Before you take another step -- Thinking politically about historic district designation -- How it starts -- A walk through the designation process -- On planning and strategy -- Our strategic line : a community in/within conflict -- Makers, breakers, takers, and shapers : the political field of play -- Leadership and organization -- Working with shapers -- A practical vision -- Thinking politically about design guidelines -- It's personal -- Sticks and stones -- The campaign kickoff -- Community meeting arrangements -- Your community presentation -- FAQs : frequently asked questions -- Thinking politically about Q&A : the moving pattern of opponents' challenges -- Our reframing Q&A strategy -- Answering opposition questions I : from "distrust of them" to the "pivotal shift" -- Answering opposition questions II : from the "pivotal shift" to "distrust of us" -- Skirmishing with radical property rightists -- Petition politics -- Reaching out to the opposition -- Moving on to city hall -- Behind-the-scenes intelligence -- Working with the press -- A civic vision -- The politics of public hearings -- A conversation with a lobbyist -- A checklist for one-on-one meetings -- Our public hearing presentation -- The politics of compromise -- Winning the vote.

ISBN: 9780759114098
ISBN-10: 0759114099
Format: PDF
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 22nd March 2013