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This January 20 at 6 pm: CR0WD!

PACNY is proud to present a free virtual event – CR0WD: a Coalition of Preservationists, Planners, and Architects to Promote Circularity and Reuse

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the United States generated 600 million tons of construction and demolition debris in 2018, making it the largest single component of landfill waste (40%). Sadly, the vast majority of construction debris (90%) results from demolition rather than new construction. As preservationists, our primary efforts are directed at saving buildings and promoting adaptive reuse. But what role can we play in advocating for a more sustainable future when it comes to demolition? How can we address the issue of demolition debris and waste through deconstruction and reuse? The panelists, all members of the recently created working group known as CR0WD (Circularity, Reuse and Zero Waste Development), will discuss their collaboration and goals along with their research and advocacy efforts.

Presenters will include Bryan McCracken, Historic Preservation and Neighborhood Planner, City of Ithaca; Jennifer Minner, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning and Director of Just Places Lab, Cornell University; Gretchen Worth, Project Director, Susan Christopherson Center for Community Planning; and Susan Holland, Executive Director of Historic Ithaca, Inc.

Visit this link to register for free for this informative presentation.

Registrants will receive Zoom link information prior to the event on the 20th. 

PACNY 2022 Monthly Wall Calendars available!

In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, PACNY is making an appeal this holiday season. Your membership and tax-exempt contribution helps us to provide technical support to property owners, advocacy for threatened properties, and to help preserve our region’s 10 National Historic Landmarks, over 430 National Register of Historic Places-listed, and thousands of other significant properties!

We can’t do this without you!

Would you make a gift this holiday season to help us continue this important work of awareness and advocacy?

As a special “thank you,” we will send you our 2022 Monthly Wall Calendar for a gift of $30 or more. The calendar highlights historic properties in our region and includes informative descriptions of each. These are brand new, high-quality photographs of your favorite historic sites!

Give yourself or someone you know this interesting and informative gift!

Visit our DONATION page to give today.

Preservation Update: The 2021 Eight That Can’t Wait are here!

Screen shot of the 2021 8TCW presentation during PACNY’s Annual preservation Awards Ceremony, October 27th, 2021

The Eight That Can’t Wait, PACNY’s annual list of challenged and threatened properties, is intended to raise public awareness about historic resources in our five-county region threatened by issues such as deterioration, demolition, redevelopment, and inappropriate alterations. The Eight That Can’t Wait is also intended to raise awareness about opportunities for preservation and rehabilitation.

You can see this year’s list and see updates on properties listed in previous year’s HERE!