- This event has passed.
Preservation and Revitalization: A Conversation With Michael Allen
August 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an engaging discussion on the role of historic preservation in neighborhood revitalization with historian Michael Allen.
This event is free and open to the public.
Allen’s work emphasizes the social, economic and political dimensions of preservation planning in legacy cities. Allen is a frequent speaker on preservation and regional architectural history, and has appeared in settings ranging from the 2014 National Preservation Conference to the St. Louis Art Museum.
In addition authoring or co-authoring nearly 50 National Register of Historic Places nominations, Allen’s writing on architectural history includes chapters in The Making of An All-America City: East St. Louis at 150 (2011) and Buildings of Missouri (forthcoming, 2015; edited by Osmund Overby) as well as numerous scholarly and popular articles on topics ranging from the Pruitt-Igoe housing project to the evolution of industrial architecture in St. Louis. Allen is a contributing writer to Next City, where he covers both national and regional historic preservation and urban planning issues.
This event is hosted by the Des Moines Rehabbers Club and the Des Moines Historical Society.