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A Methodology For The Documentation And Analysis Of Urban Historic Resources, Nicholas L. Stapp Dec 2009

A Methodology For The Documentation And Analysis Of Urban Historic Resources, Nicholas L. Stapp

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The incorporation of historical data, issues and perspectives into the theory and practice of urban planning has yet to be fully embraced by the planning profession. Though scholars, practitioners and professional associations have long attempted to do so, planners still struggle to develop effective tools for the documentation, analysis, synthesis and presentation of historical information. Current practice often relies on the use of historical preservation strategies that are primarily oriented toward legislation and policy rather than physical planning.

This dissertation formulates and demonstrates a methodology that attempts to combine preservation planning strategies developed by the National Park Service with concepts ...