Preservation planning is a process that results in the development of a vision, goals, and priorities for the preservation of historic and cultural resources. Historic preservation planning occurs at the federal, state, and local levels, and involves many parties, including property owners, preservationists, elected officials and others.
An effective historic preservation planning program can:
- Integrate historic preservation into public policy, land-use planning and decision-making at the federal, state, tribal, and local levels
- Increase opportunities for broad-based and diverse public participation in planning for historic and cultural resources
- Expand knowledge and skills in historic preservation planning