Presenter(s): Hunter Hansen and Robbie Aaron, City of Tempe - Design, Preservation, and Long-Range Planning;

It’s In Our Nature for our brains to be hardwired to think in terms of place, and to give meaning and value to these places. At its heart, Placemaking celebrates our local community’s resources, inspiration, and potential with the intention of creating public places which foster health, happiness, and a sense of belonging. This is where the magic happens as we think of Preservation beyond its traditional model in order to reinforce its modern relevance and foster authenticity as our past and present converge.

Come explore practical applications for using Preservation to frame long-range Planning efforts [General / Specific / Character Area Plans], and rooting our shared historic and cultural resources at the core of our Placemaking campaigns. Learn how revealing genius loci [“spirit of place”] can inform everything from social media and GIS-based StoryMaps, to adaptive reuse projects and heritage tourism. Come ready to identify one exact Arizona place you personally feel connected to.

Presenter(s): Lani Lott, L. L. Consulting

The last six years have been almost a storybook scenario,” said Michael Keith, president of the Downtown Tucson Partnership. “During that time we have seen 250 businesses open, we’ve seen $500 million in private investment, thousands of jobs created, and we, I think, have begun to re-create Tucson’s image. Keith said the revitalization of downtown got its start with a handful of infrastructure projects. They include ensuring the safety and maintenance of the Rialto and Fox theaters, improvements to the streets in downtown and at nearby Interstate 10 interchanges and new parking garages. Come hear first-hand Downtown Tucson’s revitalization story, ask your questions of how they did it, what resources were leveraged and what is in store for the future.

Presenter(s): Shela McFarlin, Cienega Watershed Partnership; Gerardo Armendariz, Southwest Watershed Research Center (SWRC); Alison Bunting, Empire Ranch Foundation; Robin Pinto, Independent Consultant

The Cienega Watershed Timeline is a web-based, interactive program that provides information to scientists, resource managers and the public. It covers more than 700 verified, sourced, and described events occurring in Cienega Watershed. Program information spans paleontological to modern times and includes data on natural and cultural events as well as key drivers of change in the landscape. The timeline was developed through a collaborative heritage approach and shared history exercises that has engaged and continues to learn from community members. We illustrate how to access and use the timeline online and demonstrate its organization and important components. We also present a brief history of development of key ingredients and steps: determining categories and tags, standardizing publications, developing the master sheet and dealing with the “significance” issue. Our webmaster will briefly explain the design and value of the JSON software.

Presenter(s): Lani Lott, L. L. Consulting et al

The ULI Arizona Technical Assistance Panel Program (AzTAP) provides expert advice to municipalities, counties, regions, and nonprofit organizations on complex land use and real estate development issues. Drawing from its extensive, multi-disciplinary membership, ULI Arizona panels offer unbiased, market-based, best practice solutions on a wide variety of land use and real estate issues ranging from site-specific projects to downtown revitalization to larger public land use policy and regulatory questions. Come learn more about the AzTAP’s process and deliverables, who is often on the panel and examples of prior AzTAP communities.

Presenter(s): James Garrison, Retired SHPO; Reggie Mackay, Adobe Technology; Bonnie Bariola, Florence Preservation Foundation

Jim Garrison and Reggie Mackay are regarded by many as the best adobe professionals in Arizona. Architect Jim Garrison and former Arizona Historic Preservation officer, has excelled in the rehabilitation of adobe buildings. Reggie has rehabilitated adobe buildings in AZ, CA and NM. Bonnie Bariola has served as Project Manager for the rehabilitation of many adobe buildings in Florence, AZ. Florence has more adobe buildings than any other city or town in Arizona. They will share their expertise and experiences in adobe building and rehabilitation in this hands-on demonstration. In addition to demonstrating exactly how adobe bricks are made, they will also provide technical information on the care and rehabilitation process of adobe buildings.

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