The Advocacy Page for Beginners
You’ve got to know your alphabet before you can form words; you’ve got to know your language before you can speak. You need to know the standards and guidelines of historic preservation before you can call yourself a preservationist. You’ve got to know your architecture and the history of the city so you can identify what you are trying to preserve.
Know your architectural styles inside and out so you can recognize what needs to be preserved.
Know the history of the city so you can identify and protect it and promote it when it is located.
You’ve got to know HOW to preserve the architecture and history by knowing the techniques of preservation:
You have to know who to go to, to make preservation happen:
Who is ready to assist in education and consultation.
When dealing in the world of politics and government – you need some savvy:
You’ve got to know how to conduct yourself politically and socially to get the job done.
You’ve got to know how government works to know how to make it work for your goal.
AND FINALLY, YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW WHY YOU ARE BOTHERING TO DO ALL THIS!