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Posts Tagged ‘historic district’

CityLab | Historic Preservation Districts Are Key to Great Cities

CityLab | Historic Preservation Districts Are Key to Great Cities

"Historic preservation districts also help Americans to tell the story of their nation, in all its complexity and diversity. No one would argue that certain historic districts feature grand historic homes and affluent residents. But for every [...]

Preservation Leadership Forum | L.A.’s Older Neighborhoods Get Relief from Development Pressure

Preservation Leadership Forum | L.A.’s Older Neighborhoods Get Relief from Development Pressure

"In late March of this year the Los Angeles City Council adopted two Interim Control Ordinances (ICOs) intended to provide a cooling off period for neighborhoods under assault by out-of-scale single-family residential development. "Los Angeles’ [...]

Better! Cities & Towns | For smart growth, not all density is created equal

Better! Cities & Towns | For smart growth, not all density is created equal

"Have you ever noticed how those of us who promote walkable, 'smart growth' city neighborhoods often choose historic districts to illustrate what we advocate? ... We show these neighborhoods because we know people will like them and, we believe, [...]

Rethinking Preservation — A Vision for Civic Conservation

Rethinking Preservation — A Vision for Civic Conservation

“It sometimes feels as if cities like Paris and Venice have been coated with formaldehyde and turned into museums. The old formulas of ‘respecting context’ won’t work. We must create a new context and puncture past beauty with raw, powerful [...]

TreeHugger | Older, Smaller, Better: Why new ideas need old buildings

TreeHugger | Older, Smaller, Better: Why new ideas need old buildings

"Based upon statistical analysis of the built fabric of three major American cities, this research finds that established neighborhoods with a mix of older, smaller buildings perform better than districts with larger, newer structures when tested [...]

Proposed Preservation Plan Provokes Passion

Proposed Preservation Plan Provokes Passion

A PLAN-Boulder County forum on Friday, April 26, about the City of Boulder’s proposed historic preservation plan turned into a spirited and occasionally heated discussion among panelists and audience members about the merits of the city’s [...]

Atlantic Cities | How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

Atlantic Cities | How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

"Providence may be a particularly fine example, but it is hardly the only city with underutilized historic assets that could become a cornerstone of future economic development. Information has largely replaced manufacturing as America’s economic [...]

Atlantic Cities | Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

Atlantic Cities | Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

"Imposing, impersonal buildings that bear no resemblance to their communities are off-putting. Traditional architecture draws people to its harmonious, human scale. Local, natural materials not only protect our environment, but connect us to it. And [...]

The Future of Chautauqua

The Future of Chautauqua

When you take visitors to Boulder to see the sights, what places do you immediately think they should see? The downtown mall? The university? Almost surely, Chautauqua is at the top of that list, as an icon of our community. But the Colorado [...]

What Do We Want Chautauqua to Be?

What Do We Want Chautauqua to Be?

As part of an ambitious, ten-year master plan, Chautauqua is proposing a new, 7,400 square foot building in back of the auditorium and an effort to promote more September-May and mid-week conferences and retreats. But critics question whether this [...]

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