TRB Webinar: Examining Exclusions—What’s Missing in the Historic Review Process?

December 09, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The historic review process has traditionally excluded certain communities. TRB will host a webinar on Thursday, December 9, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss more inclusive ways to identify buildings for the National Register of Historic Places. Presenters will highlight the application of new approaches in community engagement and involvement. They will explore how to develop broader questions during the research and historic context development phase to better understand the diverse history of an area. The webinar will discuss expanded views of what makes a place historically significant or possess integrity in order to pinpoint how some of the long-established procedures may result in missing properties that are associated with historically and currently excluded communities.

This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committee on Historic and Archeological Preservation in Transportation.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Case studies about outreach and engagement: Kristen Zschomler, Mead & Hunt
  2. Research questions and topics: Terri Lotti, Georgia Department of Transportation
  3. Identification and evaluations of properties: Helen Blackmore, Caltrans
  4. Question and answer session: Moderated by Amanda Ciampolillo, Federal Railroad Administration


The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify alternative methods for including more diverse communities in the historic review process
  2. Discuss broader research questions and approaches to developing historic contexts
  3. Discuss how to evaluate properties for the National Register of Historic Places

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits. Please make sure that you register for this session and log in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session. Please visit the Certification Maintenance section of APA’s website to claim your credits.

If you have problems reporting your CM credits or have general questions about the CM program, please contact AICP.

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