The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Reconsidering Context: New Buildings in Old New York
Start Date: 
May 18, 2017 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Sponsored By: 
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First Church of Christ, Scientist
10 West 68th Street
New York
United States

Join the Alliance for a Human Scale City, the Park Slope Civic Council, PHNDC and other sponsors for a lecture by Steven Semes, a leading architectural theorist, for a discussion of his book, The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation.

Steven Semes is the Academic Director of the Rome Studies Program as well as Associate Professor and the Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Notre Dame. His current research focuses on the issue of defining appropriate new architecture in historic settings.

Panelists include Simeon Bankoff, Executive Director of the Historic Districts Council; and Richard Cameron, Principal at the design firm Atelier & Co.

Admission is free, but RSVP is required. To register, click here.


  • Alliance for a Human Scale City
  • Historic Districts Council
  • Landmark West!
  • Brooklyn Heights Association
  • Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Lower East Side Preservation Initiative
  • Bowery Alliance of Neighbors
  • Trebeca Trust\
  • Preservation Leqgue of New York State
  • Save Harlem Now!
  • Park Slope Civic Council
  • Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
  • Institute of Classical Architecture and Art
  • Queens Preservation Society
  • Friends of Lower East Side
  • Soho Alliance


Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)