Urban planners, government officials, and preservation activists are increasingly at odds as every day more and more heritage buildings are threatened with destruction to make way for urban development and revitalization. Stakeholders in these often emotionally and politically charged debates have arrived at what is potentially a solution that can satisfy all parties in the equation. Heritage covenants are a complex legal instrument involving the sale or donation of a heritage interest to a not-for-profit organization or government agency. In an unprecedented initiative, the Calgary Civic Trust, in the year 2000, brought together experts and leaders in heritage covenants from Canada, Great Britain, and the United States to discuss the future of this unique preservation instrument. This book is a result of the proceedings and focuses specifically on this sophisticated aspect of heritage preservation.
About the authors
Michael McMordie is a Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary and former Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. He has written numerous articles on architecture and environmental design.
Dr. Frits Pannekoek was born in Holland and educated in Canada at the University of Alberta and Queen's University (PhD). From 1975 to 1979, he was Chief, Historical Research Branch for Parks Canada in Winnipeg. In 1979, he was appointed Director, Historic Sites Service of Alberta's Department of Culture and Multiculturalism. He has written a number of articles for historical periodicals and has served as editor of Prairie Forum. He now lives in Edmonton.
Other titles by Michael McMordie
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