The Columbus challenge

Richard McCoy

Abstract

In this article, I describe the challenges of leading strategic planning for the conservation, preservation, and management of a world-renowned collection of Modern architecture, landscapes, and public artworks in Columbus, Indiana. This article focuses on the importance of public engagement in the project. Specifically, it describes how preservation efforts were documented and shared with the community. It also highlights efforts to engage stakeholders in defining shared values and a vision to care for the community’s unique design heritage. It documents my accomplishments with the project thus far and describes my vision for the future.

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