The Transportation Research Board (TRB) ADC50 Committee on Historic and Archeological Preservation is partnering with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) for a joint conference July 13-15 in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
The Committee seeks session, paper and poster abstracts of interest to professionals engaged in Cultural Resource Management (CRM) planning for transportation issues. Chosen proposals would be presented at our upcoming Mid-Year Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
The Committee invites submissions from interested presenters on specific themes. Consider submitting an abstract for a paper or a prospectus for an entire session. The Committee particularly encourages presentations that include insights drawn from interdisciplinary planning efforts or from other agency perspectives.
Technology and Mitigation – innovative applications for CRM solutions
Public Involvement and Consulting Parties – effective integration of Section 106 and the NEPA planning process
Architecture of the 70s and 80s – emerging methodologies of evaluation
Ethical Issues in CRM – case studies to emulate or avoid
Emergency Response and Planning – CRM sensitivity and disaster relief
Section 4(f) Analysis and Resolution – programmatic innovations
Cultural Landscapes – fresh approaches to evaluation and mitigation
Historic Bridges, Roads and Other Facilities – innovative design approaches
Effective Tribal Consultation - curation concerns and programmatic coordination
POSTERS: Technology and CRM Issues
The Committee also seeks Abstracts for Posters to be presented at a special reception on Monday, July 14th. Awards will be presented to Posters that best represent the theme of the interaction between Technology and CRM issues.
-Proposals outside listed topics may be considered at the discretion of the Committee-
PROPOSALS DUE BY NOON, April 4, 2014:
Mario L. Sánchez, Ph.D., R.A.
Historical Studies Branch
Environmental Affairs Division
Texas Department of Transportation
If you missed us in Sacramento in July 2013, or won't make it to DC in January 2014, plan on being in San Antonio in July 2014!
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the Committee on Historic and Archaeological Preservation in Transportation
(ADC50) are concerned with all cultural resources associated with transportation
projects including highways, waterways, transit, and aviation. Cultural
resources include: historic properties, structures, districts, landscapes,
prehistoric and historic archaeological properties, Traditional Cultural
Properties, Native American Interests, 20th-century properties, and issues
associated with historic ethnic communities.
require that impacts to cultural resources be considered in all federal
actions (funded, permitted, loan guarantees, etc.). In addition, significant
resources are to be avoided when possible and the impacts to the resource
"mitigated" if avoidance is not possible. The Committee is dedicated
to finding ways to effectively implement the cultural resources rules
and regulations on transportation projects to protect resources and integrate
the Historic Preservation laws with the National Environmental Policy
Act to facilitate the implementation of needed transportation improvements
for the public.
is charged with identifying cultural resource issues associated with the
broad spectrum of transportation projects and programs. This is done through
meetings, discussions, surveys, associations with other committees, and
conferences. Members of the Committee take a lead in finding and sharing
examples of best practices. Research is a primary function of the Committee
and includes but is not limited to: 1) identifying critical research needs
through interaction with federal Agencies, State Highway Agencies, State
Historic Preservation Offices, consultants, universities and colleges,
and other interested parties; and 2) developing research problem statements
and promoting them for funding.
provides technical support to the Transportation Research Board who provides
similar support to the National Research Council which is under the aegis
of the National Academy of Sciences.
Emily Pettis, Chairperson
Gerencher, TRB Staff Representative