Join us at the ADC50 Summer Meeting

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trb-july-12-15-2015The Transportation Research Board’s ADC50 Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation is meeting July 12-15 in historic Richmond, Virginia.

Committee members, including myself, have been busy developing the draft program and several great sessions have taken shape that will interest cultural resource professionals. This year the committee will tackle best practices for historic bridge management, controversial landscapes, preserving aerospace history, videos as alternative mitigation, SHPO perspectives and mentoring and succession planning.

In addition to the great program sessions, the conference includes a special behind-the-scenes fieldtrip to Shirley Plantation. Founded in 1613, this National Historic Landmark continues to operate as a working plantation and is owned and occupied by the 11th generation of the Hill Carter family. As 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, I’m especially excited for the opportunity to visit Richmond during this milestone anniversary.

Be sure to check out ADC50’s website for more details on the conference, including the draft program.


Emily Pettis

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Emily Pettis enjoys different types of historic preservation projects and helping our clients. “I love the variety of projects I get to work on, from leading large urban surveys to evaluating historic rural landscapes,” she says. Emily specializes in developing balanced solutions that meet client needs while respecting historic resources for future generations.

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