January 14, 2000 Michael Tomlan More Carrots, Fewer Sticks - Recent Heritage Preservation Planning in the United States Max Mueller Bhavan, Mumbai Since the National Historic Preservation Act in 1966, the process of saving historic sites and districts in the United States has expanded to embrace every type of property. The legal safeguards offered by designation, zoning, and administrative review at the federal and state level continue to serve as the "sticks," as the preservation community attempts to keep unsympathetic changes in check. The sticks have remained relatively unaltered in nature, while the carrots offered in the form of various financial inducements continue to increase. Michael A. Tomlan is at present the Director, Graduate Program in Historic Preservation Planning, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University. He obtained his B.Arch., from the University of Tennessee (l967-73) his M.S. Historic Preservation from the Columbia University (l973-74) and his Ph.D. in History of Architecture and Urban Development from the Cornell University (l974-76). He is the author of Tinged with Gold: Hop Culture in the United States and Richmond, Indiana: Its Physical Development and Aesthetic Heritage and also editor of Preservation of what? For whom? A Critical Look at Historical Significance and Multiple Views, Multiple Meanings: A Critical Look at Integrity. He has taught and lectured extensively and has received a number of academic awards.