Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the Nation Trust for Historic Preservation, leads an insightful half-hour discussion on the past and future of cities on wide-ranging issues pertinent to sustaining diverse, functional, and vibrant cities. Meeks puts a historic preservation lens on the discussion, considering how historic buildings and districts can be retained, adapted, and integrated into the modern city as a means to connect to the past, promote sustainability, and reinvigorate communities.

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Stephen is an urban planner with a passion for promoting sustainable, livable, and diverse cities. He advocates for smart policies, regulations, and implementation programs that enhance urban environments by committing to quality design, accommodating growth, providing a diversity of housing choices, and adequately providing public services. Stephen primarily writes about land use and transportation issues.