Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Historic Preservation Forum: Downtown Oakland 20 Years After Loma Prieta

The 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake greatly changed downtown Oakland. Many landmark buildings were affected. In the immediate aftermath, preservationists, including AIA East Bay members, joined forces to help restore and revitalize the downtown district. Join us to learn how committed community activists along with professionals in the building community can work together to provide decision makers and elected officials with critical information after a disaster. Disasters such as earthquakes can provide opportunities to enhance and bring out positive change in the built environment. Learn how the Secretary of Interior's Standards shaped the aftermath of Loma Prieta and how to apply for and create a National Register historic district.

Presented by Annalee Allen, weekly columnist at the Oakland Tribune. Annalee writes on topics relating to landmarks, tours and local history. She is the author of two books on Oakland, published by Arcadia Publishing. Annalee currently serves on the Alameda County Parks Recreation and Historical Commission whose members are appointed by the county's Board of Supervisors. She also serves on the Board of the Alameda County Historical Society and is a Trustee of the Pardee Home Museum in Oakland.

As the director of the city sponsored Oakland Tours Program, Annalee promotes the work of volunteer guides who lead walking tours of Oakland's downtown. In addition to leading tours for schools and other groups, Annalee recruits and trains new volunteers. The Oakland tours Program is sponsored by the Cultural Arts and Marketing Department, City of Oakland. A past president of the Oakland Heritage Alliance, Annalee also served for years on the city's Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board.

Historic Preservation Forum: Downtown Oakland 20 Years After Loma Prieta
Time: Noon - 1:00pm
Location: AIA East Bay Chapter Office, 1405 Clay Street, Oakland.
Contact: 510/464-3600
Cost: None; this forum is open to all chapter members. Please RSVP.

For more information: 510/464-3600

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