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Posts Tagged ‘preservation’

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 [...]

Sense of Place

Sense of Place

photo by Bo Insogna (flickr creative commons https://flic.kr/p/asddPf) “A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it [...]

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 [...]

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Preserve Long’s Gardens, Expand Urban Agriculture

Long’s Gardens and the adjacent community gardens cover 25 acres in the heart of Boulder. Those who visit Long’s Gardens at 3240 Broadway experience a unique piece of Boulder’s heritage that is like stepping back in time. The Long family has [...]

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 [...]

MetroPulse | What’s ‘Historic’—And Who Says? Nine Practical Reasons To Save Old Buildings

MetroPulse | What’s ‘Historic’—And Who Says? Nine Practical Reasons To Save Old Buildings

“'That’s Not Historic!'” "A lot of good and honest folks roll their eyes when they hear that adjective applied to a building they’ve never heard of. Angry anonymous bloggers leave posts, and old men grumble. A building can’t be [...]

The Green Economy | Retrofits for Energy and Cultural Preservation

The Green Economy | Retrofits for Energy and Cultural Preservation

"One of the lessons the green building industry is learning is that old buildings often outperform new ones — even those built to high green building standards. Though it depends on the era in which a building was designed and constructed, several [...]

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