While Javascript is not essential for this website, your interaction with the content will be limited. Please turn Javascript on for the full experience.

November 5 — 7, 2015 

Three days of speakers, panels, and tours

The 2015 Providence Symposium, Beyond Buildings: Preserving the Livable Neighborhood, will examine community identity, local assets, and the importance of “human capital” to our city’s success. Building on our 2014 focus on Downtown Providence, we are now moving into the residential areas to contextualize current trends in community development and honor the individual character of Providence’s neighborhoods. 

LocationKing's Cathedral in Olneyville, 1860 Westminster Street, Providence (click for venue information).

Featuring: 

Rypkema

Donovan Rypkema, president of Heritage Strategies International and principal of PlaceEconomics

Click here for full schedule on November 5. 

 

 

 

Carter

Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist and Social-Enterprise Pioneer

Click here for full schedule on November 6. 

 

 

 

 

Kaufman

Ned Kaufman Ph. D., historic preservationist and author of Place, Race, and Story: Essays on the Past and Future of Historic Preservation

Click here for full schedule on November 7.

Dr. Kaufman's appearance at the Providence Symposium is made possible by a grant from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


See our schedule for details. Registration opens soon!


pell This project is part of the Pell Humanities Initiative in Rhode Island to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

The Pell Humanities Initiative is organized by the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, and the University of Rhode Island Libraries with the goals of honoring Rhode Island's late Senator Claiborne Pell -- who sponsored legislation that led to the founding of the National Endowment for the Humanities -- and of showcasing the vital contributions of the humanities in our society today.

 


ICYMI: Coverage of the 2014 Symposium

"Providence Preservation Society Symposium Explores ‘Building the New Urban Experience'"

"Symposium Offers Wish List of Ideas to Spur Development of Route 195 Land"

"Preservation Society Says Providence Can Learn from Cincinnati"

#pvdsymposium


WATCH PAST SPEAKERS