The 12 months 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the Nationwide Ancient Upkeep Act, the cornerstone of Ancient Upkeep coverage and apply in the USA. The act based the Nationwide Check in of Ancient Puts, a countrywide machine of state Upkeep places of work and native commissions, arrange federal partnerships among states and tribes, and ended in the formation of the factors for Upkeep and rehabilitation of Ancient systems. This e book marks its 50th anniversary via gathering fifty new and provocative essays that chart the way forward for Upkeep.

The commentators come with prime Upkeep pros, historians, writers, activists, newshounds, architects, and urbanists. The essays be offering a definite imaginative and prescient for the long run and deal with similar questions, together with, Who’s a preservationist? What will have to be preserved? Why? How? What tales can we inform in Upkeep? How does Upkeep give a contribution to the monetary, environmental, social, and cultural neatly-being of groups? And if the “arc of the ethical universe . . . bends in opposition to justice,” how can Upkeep be a device for reaching a extra simply society and international?