“Life in the Big Easy: Lessons Learned for Any City” March 3, 2012 at Metropolitan Community College

Patricia H. Gay, executive director of the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans, is the keynote speaker for the 2012 Restore Omaha Conference. Gay is passionately committed to preservation working since 1974 to convince developers, politicians and the general public that urban revitalization and preservation of historic architecture and neighborhoods is crucial to the health and welfare of the Big Easy.

What gratifies Gay most? “Probably winning a fight for a building—keeping it from being demolished. Or watching a neighborhood come back,” she said. “Cities have been making a comeback, you know. It’s exciting.”

Gay will discuss the Preservation Resource Center’s work to rebuild the rich heritage of New Orleans’ historic architecture and neighborhoods post-Katrina.

Sponsored by AIA Omaha and Metropolitan Community College

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