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Posts Tagged ‘historic preservation’

Remembering Al Bartlett

Remembering Al Bartlett

Editor's note: On Tuesday, November 1, the Boulder City Council will hold a public hearing to designate Professor Albert A. Bartlett's home a city historic landmark at the request of the Bartlett family. To mark the event, we're running a letter [...]

Planetizen | A Paradigm Shift for Affordable Housing: Preserve What’s Left

Planetizen | A Paradigm Shift for Affordable Housing: Preserve What’s Left

"Most operating housing stock is safe, decent, sanitary, and habitable—and a large portion of it is operated at below-market rates," he says. "Shouldn’t a significant portion of dedicated affordable housing funds be prioritized to ensure these [...]

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 [...]

Bob Yates, former business leader, attorney dedicates time to civic service in ‘adopted hometown’

Bob Yates, former business leader, attorney dedicates time to civic service in ‘adopted hometown’

Council candidate Bob Yates is pictured working at Columbia Cemetery as a volunteer with the Columbia Cemetery Conservation Corps. While the city owns the historic cemetery, there are not enough funds to properly preserve it in honor of those who [...]

Leonard May, architect’s career includes overseas relief and rebuilding work

Leonard May, architect’s career includes overseas relief and rebuilding work

Council candidate Leonard May enjoys rock climbing in his free time (photo courtesy Leonard May) When Leonard May turned 40, he sold his house, car, closed down his architecture business, and, with his wife, moved to Africa. May, 59, a [...]

Jyotsna Raj, candidate comes from a family rooted in academics, women’s leadership

Jyotsna Raj, candidate comes from a family rooted in academics, women’s leadership

Artist Jyotsna Raj poses with her painting "Buddha's Lotus" (photo courtesy Jyotsna Raj) During her last bid for City Council, artist Jyotsna Raj heard from a group of Boulder’s homeless at a forum. She was taken by their issues. “It pulled on [...]

PreservationNation Blog | Tuberculosis Sanitariums: Reminders of the White Plague

PreservationNation Blog | Tuberculosis Sanitariums: Reminders of the White Plague

"In 1884, Dr. Edward Trudeau, a consumptive himself, opened the first public tuberculosis sanitarium in Saranac Lake, New York. His first open-air cottage, 'Little Red,' inspired the design of a number of institutions throughout the country that [...]

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’ [...]

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Tin-Can Treasures

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Tin-Can Treasures

"During the war, the U.S. Navy erected more than 160,000 Quonset huts on four continents and throughout the Pacific. 'A team of eight Seabees could assemble a barracks in eight hours by just driving nails through the ribs,' says Commander James [...]

Preservation Leadership Forum Blog | Making Old City Buildings Green Buildings: An Interview with Architect Tom Liebel

Preservation Leadership Forum Blog | Making Old City Buildings Green Buildings: An Interview with Architect Tom Liebel

"Our older buildings provide a sense of groundedness and context—they help us remember how we arrived in our current state. They also provide the armature upon which a new city can arise..." Read the interview at the Preservation Leadership [...]

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