Our mission is to show how urban planning, zoning, and historic preservation have shaped communities over time. We do this by providing anti-racist preservation education and community resources for all people.
Offering consulting services for your Historic Tax Credits and Local Landmark/National Register of Historic Places Nomination needs
Working with the Evanston Employment Resource Connection to preserve neighborhood archives and stories
Providing contracted services to help clean up cemeteries and facilitate trainings and workshops to teach proper methods
Implementing diversity trainings for realtors and working with artists to find creative ways to teach architectural history.
Designing educational graphics that foster racial and cultural awareness and teach important lessons from history
We aim to ensure that every communities’ story is heard, shared, and valued through the preservation and interpretation of memory, race, and ethnicity. Whether these stories are conveyed through oral histories, contextual narratives, or another means of documentation, an accurate and holistic interpretation of our shared cultural history matters to us. One such way we are taking action against the systemic racism is through the development of our podcast, Urban Roots, which explores urban history through storytelling.
We are an organization of anti-racist, community-minded professionals with the overarching goal of connecting people and place through history and planning. We aim to capture and interpret histories that enhance awareness by broadening narratives to depict the accurate stories of shared cultural experiences. We work to expand the breadth of civic engagement through a multi-disciplinary approach so that development just doesn't happen to communities without their input and involvement.