biennial forums in the making.
A community of over
preservationists, historians, urban planners, and community members.
We are the Asian & Pacific Islanders in Historic Preservation.
Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation (APIAHiP) is a national network of preservationists, historians, planners, and advocates focused on historic and cultural preservation in Asian & Pacific Islander American communities.
Since its inception in 2007, APIAHiP has hosted six biennial National APIA Historic Preservation Forums, convening over 800 preservationists, historians, urban planners, architects, community leaders, policy makers, and others involved in preserving and sustaining historic and cultural resources that are important to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans across the United States and its territories. APIAHiP has also been involved with national advocacy and policy issues, including increasing participation and visibility of APIA historic and cultural resources.
Our mission is to protect historic places and cultural resources significant to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through historic preservation and heritage conservation by:
(1) creating an information-sharing network which can provide support for established and emerging historic preservation programs, and also to define issues
(2) establishing educational programs for raising public awareness and impacting historic preservation policy on local, state, and national levels; and
(3) increasing public and private resources for building historic preservation capacity; The term "historic preservation” and “heritage conservation" are meant to include educational and community development activities involving the preservation, conservation, and protection of tangible and intangible historic and cultural resources.
Volunteers play a crucial role in the planning of our biennial forum and make up the working groups for the National Forum Planning Committee. With a plethora of committees to join, you’ll find the perfect opportunity for yourself!