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Capitalizing On Your Past to Plan for Your Future
by AIB America In Bloom
August 3, 2017

Historic preservation has become a fundamental tool for strengthening communities. When understood as a combination of physical and human attributes, it can provide a framework for communities to build on their assets and improve health, affordability, prosperity, and well-being.

Ken Kruckemeyer, board member of "LiveableStreets Alliance" and partner in "Strategies for Cities," will be one of the keynote speakers during this year's AIB Symposium & Awards Celebration, October 5-7 in Holliston, Massachusetts.

Ken will share how historic preservation can make it possible to achieve a wide range of public goals, including small business incubation, affordable housing, sustainable development, neighborhood renewal, heritage tourism, and economic development.

By examples primarily drawn from his Boston experience, Ken will address the importance of historic preservation and the role that walkable corridors play in an effective immersion in the historic character of a community.

Ken's presentation is just one in an exceptional line-up of educational sessions, presenters, and tours that has been planned, with awards presented throughout the symposium to celebrate and recognize your In Bloom accomplishments. Get all the details, including hotel and registration information, by visiting the symposium section of the AIB website.

Holliston is a 5-bloom AIB community steeped in rich New England traditions. It has the heart to protect its historic architecture, its open spaces, and its farms. As a result, the Holliston you will see when you visit in October is very reminiscent of Holliston of yesterday - but with the flair of a contemporary Boston suburb.

http://www.americainbloom.org/Symposium/2017-Symposium-and-Awards.aspx

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