Location: University of Virginia School of Law, Purcell Reading Room
Date: November 2, 2018
Historic preservation endows our community with a shared remembrance of the past. Old buildings physically mark a space, place and time. And we, as a community, not only observe historic buildings and monuments, we also interact with them. We will give thought to the terms on which we engage with historic spaces.
In our first panel, we will look at the tension between historic preservation and the use of cultural and environmental resources. In our second panel, we will consider how preserving historically significant buildings affects housing access and availability. Professor Peter Byrne’s concluding keynote will provide contextualizing commentary.
9:00 AM - Welcome Breakfast
9:30 AM - Introduction
9:45 AM-10:45 AM - Panel 1: Panel on Cultural and Environmental Resources
Co-sponsored by J.B. Moore International Law Society
This panel will address the intersection of cultural preservation and environmental issues like climate change and energy development. Our panelists will explore how these issues are addressed both domestically and internationally.
11:00 AM-12 PM - Panel 2: Panel on New Urbanism and Historic Preservation
Co-sponsored by Virginia Environmental Law Forum
This panel will be a discussion about balancing development and housing access/availability with the preservation of historically significant buildings and areas.
12:15-1:15 PM Keynote
Peter Byrne / Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program and Georgetown Climate Resource Center, Georgetown University Law Center