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Saturday, October 21, 2017

8:15 am-4:00 pm

First Unitarian Church of Providence

1 Benevolent Street (click for map)

Parking in First Unitarian Church lot (accessible from Benefit Street), or on-street

Click here to register for Saturday's programming


8:15 am               

Registration and coffee

8:45 am                 


9:00-10:00 am        

Who Owns Heritage?

Keynote Address by Randall Mason, Chair, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Associate Professor of City & Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania.

10:00-11:00 am       

Sites and Stories: A Consideration of Urban Displacement and Its Aftermath 

A conversation with Claire Andrade-Watkins, Professor of Film and Africana Studies at Emerson College, Visiting Scholar at Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, Distinguished Community Practitioner & Senior Fellow at the Swearer Center for Public Service, Brown University, and director of the Fox Point Cape Verdean Project. Moderated by Christina Bevilacqua.

11:00-11:30 am     

Refreshment break

11:30-12:45 pm  

The Death and Life of American Planning—Building Our Future

A roundtable with historians and planners on the post-urban renewal evolution of the planning field, including the role of preservation. Featuring Yale School of Architecture Associate Professor Elihu Rubin, Allen Penniman, principal planner for the City of Providence, J. Trey Scott, Principal Planner for the City of Central Falls, and Caroline Cheong, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Central Florida.. Moderated by Marisa Brown from the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage at Brown University.


*Participants staying for the afternoon walking tour are encouraged to visit Fox Point neighborhood dining establishments for lunch during the 1:00-2:30 pm break.*


2:30-4:00 pm     

Walking Tour of Fox Point redevelopment area with Claire Andrade-Watkins and John McNiff, National Park Service Ranger, Roger Williams National Memorial