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Urban Historic Preservation: The Imperative for Ethnic Diversity and Collective Stewardship

September 20, 2017 | Everett L. Fly

Gate Number 4 at the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, New York. Photo by Everett Fly, 2013.

Everett L. Fly, a native of San Antonio, has practiced as a licensed landscape architect and architect for thirty-six years. His national consultations include multidisciplinary planning, urban design and historic preservation projects. He is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects (FASLA/1995). He chaired the board of Humanities Texas from 1993 to 1994. President Bill Clinton appointed Fly to two terms on the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities from 1994 to 2001. President Barack Obama awarded him one of ten 2014 National Humanities Medals for his body of work preserving the integrity of African-American places and landmarks. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.