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National Heritage Areas@30 Key Documents

National Reserve System Act of 1977 (Introduced in U.S. Senate by Senators Case and Clifford, both of New Jersey)

Alternatives For Land Protection. A Review of Case Studies in Eight National Parks (American Land Forum, inc. Alternatives for Land Protection: A Review of Case Studies in Eight National Parks. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1982.)

Proceedings from the 1983 Greenline and Urbanline Parks Conference : held at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government of the State University of New York, Albany, New York on May 20, 1983. Publisher: Department of Environmental Conservation, Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation, State of New York.

Alliance of National Heritage Areas (2013) Research by the National Park Service  find national heritage areas are achieving their purpose and accomplishing their goals. See Evaluation of Twelve National Heritage Areas.

Alliance of National Heritage Area (2014) before the House Appropriations Committee Testimony of Allen Sachse.

Barrett, Brenda. New National Parks in the 1990’s: Thinning of the Blood or a Much Needed Transfusion. Unpublished paper. (1991)

National Heritage Areas Evaluations – Key Findings

Charting a Future for the National Heritage Areas (National Park System Advisory Board, 2006)

Call to Action: Preparing for a Second Century of Stewardship and Engagement (National Park Service, 2014)

Economic Impact of 6 National Heritage Areas in the Northeast Region 

FABOS Conference Panel – Heritage Areas

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Brenda Barrett  – National Heritage Areas: Evaluating Past Practices as a Foundation for the Future

Paul Bray – The Emergence and Significance of Heritage Areas in New York State and the Northeast

Eleanor Mahoney –Industrial Heritage at Risk: How National Heritage Areas Have Preserved the Landscapes of American Labor and Why This Capacity is Now in Jeopardy

David Sampson – The Hudson River Valley Greenway and Beyond: How a Word Can Change the Way We Think About Our Land

New York Urban Cultural Parks

Bray, Paul M. The New Urbanism: Celebrating the City. Places. eScholarship, University of California, 1993. <http://www.escholarship.org/uc/item/25v2x5qt>.

Bray, Paul M. 1994. “A New Tool For Renewing The Central City: The Urban Cultural Park. Examples Abound of Communities Where Urban History, Design and Planning Form the Substantive Focus for Recreation, Education Enjoyment, and Economic Revitalization”. National Civic Review. 83, no. 2: 196.

Facca, Amy E., and J. Winthrop Aldrich. 2011. “Putting the Past to Work for the Future”. The Public Historian. 33, no. 3: 38-57.

Fagan, Jeanne S. New York State Urban Cultural Park System. Thesis (M.S.)–Rochester Institute of Technology, 1992, 1992.

Hennessy, John. 1991. “Past Meets Future: New York’s Urban Cultural Parks. New York Has Embarked Upon a Program Which Recognizes That the State’s Historic Urban Areas Are of Preeminent Importance”. The Conservationist. 45, no. 5: 16-19.