- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - Discussions on historic preservation in U.S. cities with troubled economies and population losses will be held in Detroit.

Wayne State University will host “Neighborhoods in America’s Legacy Cities: A Dialogue in Detroit.”

The conference is scheduled Sept. 13-16 and is presented by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office, Michigan State Housing Development Authority and Wayne State.

Organizers say it will build on conversations from 2014 in Cleveland about historic preservation in legacy cities. They describe legacy cities as places where population loss and long-term economic decline present complicated challenges for the future of historic resources and significant cultural heritage.

Detroit’s population has dropped to about 700,000 from 1.8 million in the 1950s.



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To register: www.dialogueindetroit.org

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