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Politics of Historic Districts A Primer for Grassroots Preservation

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ISBN-10: 0759107564

ISBN-13: 9780759107564

Edition: 2006

Authors: William E. Schmickle

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Politics of Historic Districts is your political battle plan in a fight to designate a local historic district. Thirty-four brief chapters cover everything you need to know about the politics of organizing a grassroots campaign and what you have to do to win. By explaining how and why historic districts are politically created, it is an indispensable resource for anyone studying or working in local preservation today.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 9/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.09" wide x 9.18" long x 0.64" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: What D'ya Know?
Before You Take Another Step
Thinking Politically about Historic District Designation
How It Starts
A Walk through the Designation Process
On Planning and Strategy
Our Strategic Line: A Community in/within Conflict
Makers, Breakers, Takers, and Shapers: The Political Field of Play
Leadership and Organization
Working with Shapers
A Practical Vision
Thinking Politically about Design Guidelines
It's Personal
Sticks and Stones
The Campaign Kickoff
Community Meeting Arrangements
Your Community Presentation
FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Thinking Politically about Q&A: The Moving Pattern of Opponents' Challenges
Our Refraining Q&A Strategy
Answering Opposition Questions I: From "Distrust of Them" to the "Pivotal Shift"
Answering Opposition Questions II: From the "Pivotal Shift" to "Distrust of Us"
Skirmishing with Radical Property Rightists
Petition Politics
Reaching Out to the Opposition
Moving on to City Hall
Behind-the-Scenes Intelligence
Working with the Press
A Civic Vision
The Politics of Public Hearings
A Conversation with a Lobbyist
A Checklist for One-on-One Meetings
Our Public Hearing Presentation
The Politics of Compromise
Winning the Vote
About the Author