The Preserve Pittsburgh Summit is an interactive, collaborative workshop on historic preservation for young people to learn about and help shape the outcome of endangered historic sites in Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood. The event includes lunch, a bus tour of the historic sites, and a keynote address by Kate Burns Ottavino, Director of Preservation Technology at Brooklyn High School of the Arts. An evening reception will feature winners of YPA’s Preservation Video Contest, presented by First Commonwealth Bank, and the Michael Eversmeyer Promise Award, presented by Clearview Federal Credit Union, given to an emerging preservationist. Participants will enjoy networking and entertainment by a local performer. The objective of the Preserve Pittsburgh Summit is to develop a model framework for how young people can shape the
future of historic sites in their community by using real-life examples in Pittsburgh. YPA will encourage friendly competition by hosting a “So You Think You can Preserve?” contest for those who attend. Participants will break out into teams that will develop proposals for the reuse of historic sites. A panel of preservation experts will judge each team’s proposals at the end of the day to determine the winner! Last year’s event was extremely successful. The Final Report can be found on YPA’s website.