Do you work within or a support historic preservation programming? The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) recently created a guide with significant input from NAPC members and colleagues to help individuals and organizations have more productive conversations, demystify the local preservation process, and position preservation work as the positive, collaborative effort that it is.

Inside the guide, linked below, you’ll find:

  • General communications tips
  • Tips on word choice, from clarity and jargon to equity concerns and common terms currently under discussion
  • Tips on connecting with different audiences and responding to common concerns about historic preservation
  • Sample messages to help build support for more effective preservation policy and practice
  • Messages addressing general themes and specific connections between preservation and pressing issues, with supporting points and examples
  • Sample language and graphics to clarify the local preservation process, particularly design review, and to respond to relevant concerns