PreservationPolitics.com

Analysis * Strategy * Speech Writing * Workshops

26 Randall Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-349-7490 
Website: http://preservationpolitics.com
Email : WSchmickle@gmail.com
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Hours: by appointment

William E. Schmickle

Political Consulting

 

 

Why Politics?

Preservation is more than old buildings and landscapes.  It’s conflicts of interests and competing values.  It’s politics.

Other folks—your neighbors and city officials—can agree with you on issues but still refuse to go along.  Preservation is always personal, and passion rules more than reason.

Preservation politics is about assuring that we have an advantage over our opponents when we need it.  It’s about having the greater influence in a fight and assuring solid support for the long haul.

What you need is the right political strategy to build a new sense of community within the reality of unending conflict—a strategy that will wed your interests to the interests of others who can help you succeed. 

It’s a matter of principle and pragmatism. No one stands for preservation on firmer ground that the activist who finds a practical way to win.

If you want to save a legacy, designate a historic district or make your preservation organization more effective, then let’s talk about how I can help.  Our first conversation is free.

Bill Schmickle is the author of The Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation (AltaMira Press, 2006).  He has chaired the Annapolis, MD, Historic Preservation Commission since 2003 and was a co-founder of the Oak Ridge, NC, Historic District.  Educated in politics at Davidson College, the University of Glasgow and Duke University, Bill is a former politics professor whose emphasis has been on the practical imperatives of winning…and doing a good job after that. 


What they’re saying about

The Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation (AltaMira Press, 2006)

 

“Adventurous and often humorous…a must read for the seasoned or novice preservationist.”  Pratt Cassity, University of Georgia

 

“A deeply satisfying multi-course meal of substance and insight.”  Dan Becker, Executive Director, Raleigh Historic Districts Commission

 

“Really zeroes in on what you can anticipate and how you can succeed,…a ‘must-read.’ Karen Gordon, Historic Preservation Officer, Seattle

 

“This well-written and lively book can effectively be used as a ‘how-to’ manual for historic preservationists developed by someone who has been there in the trenches.”  Stephen Frantzich, U.S. Naval Academy

 

“Could just as easily be called When Reality Meets Preservation! Read this to understand how the game is played.”  ‘Nita Parry, Richmond’s Urban Design Commission


To order a copy of The Politics of Historic Districts: A Primer for Grassroots Preservation from AltaMira Press 

ü  Call toll free: 1-800-462-6420

ü  Fax for information to: 1-800-338-4550

ü  Mail to: AltaMira Press 15200 NBN Way, P.O. Box 191,

                   Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-0191

ü  Online: www.altamirapress.com

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PreservationPolitics.com

Analysis * Strategy * Speech Writing * Workshops

26 Randall Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-349-7490 
Email : WSchmickle@gmail.com
Address Map  |  Driving Directions

  


  
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