Departmental Papers (City and Regional Planning)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

April 1984


Reprinted from Journal of the American Planning Association, Volume 50, Issue 2, April 1984, pages 194-207.

The author, Dr. Eugenie L. Birch, asserts her right to include this material in ScholarlyCommons@Penn.


In many ways the planning and historic preservation movements have had similar but separate patterns of institutional development. Although the planning profession is older and more refined than the preservation effort, their shared concern for the quality of the built environment has made them natural allies in promoting conservation practices in American metropolitan areas. At times, differing objectives have marred their mutual cooperative endeavors; but on the whole, they have developed an important symbiotic relationship that has served to strengthen both professions.



Date Posted: 19 September 2007

This document has been peer reviewed.