Trends and Issues

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s Preservation Resource Center (PRC) provides people with the help they need to save the places they love. Here we explore various trends and issues in historic preservation.

Legal Recourse for Violation of Cultural Properties

By Megan Borthwick, Preservation Program Manager Owning and managing properties that include historic resources comes with a responsibility for stewardship of those historic properties. Historic and cultural resources provide the sense of place that [...]

Terms Used in the Preservation Field Outline Key Concepts

By Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation Like other professional fields, historic preservation uses both plain language and also terms-of-art that have specific meanings within the discipline. Some of the shorthand or jargon [...]

Mitigation for Adverse Effects to Historic Properties

By Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation As owners, stewards or development interests consider approaches to historic properties and cultural resources, they have the opportunity and responsibility to support appropriate preservation of these [...]

Managing Location Filming on Historic Properties

By Peter Apo, Trustee, Office of Hawaiian Affairs The good news is that the economic impact of Hawaii’s film industry generated 250 million dollars in direct in-state spending in 2012. When the multiplier of [...]

Teardowns Wiping Out Historic Neighborhoods

By Katie Kissling, Field Services Program Manager Preserving Hawai‘i’s historic neighborhoods is vital to maintaining the character of these places. Think of historic neighborhoods and towns like Kaimuki, Manoa, Honoka‘a, Lana‘i City, and Hanapepe [...]

Certified Local Government Can Help Preserve Local Resources

A Certified Local Government (CLG) is a local historic preservation program established when a county or municipal government passes a historic preservation ordinance to identify, recognize and protect buildings, structures, objects, sites, and districts [...]