History / Preservation

A data visualization project illustrates the long and varied traditions of American single-family housing.
18 hours ago   The Washington Post
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As a small army of urbanists and pundits have pointed out, the recent violence in Ferguson and Baltimore reminds us that we haven't moved very far toward eliminating the social conditions that produce race-based civic unrest. Blog Post
Jun 1, 2015   By Dean Saitta
The U.S. Geological Survey has introduced topoView, an intuitive map-based tool making it far simpler to search and access its archive of 178,000 topographical maps dating from 1880 to 2010.
May 18, 2015   CityLab
Vancouver, British Columbia's Heritage Action Plan went into effect in January of this year. According to an article in the Vancouver Courier, the policy has failed to achieve its intended goals.
May 16, 2015   Vancouver Courier
The 3D scan provided a safe and quick solution for potential restoration, rehabilitation, and preservation by capturing thousands of points a second and creates a virtual photograph of the object that it scans.
May 16, 2015   Preservation Leadership Forum Blog
New York magazine recently convened a debate between two leading voices of an ongoing conversation in New York City: what to build and what to preserve.
May 14, 2015   New York
The Northwestern Pacific RR served Marin and Sonoma counties and the North Coast in the 1890s. The route of the new SMART train, while not as long, will run in the same right-of-way, starting next year. One new train was on display in San Rafael.
May 14, 2015   Marin Independent Journal
Yes, there was a conspiracy led by General Motors to replace streetcars with their buses in the 1930s. But streetcars were dying well before then, due to competition with the automobile and other reasons apart from nefarious corporate collusions.
May 12, 2015   Vox
A new exhibit at MoMA celebrates the "fitfully idealistic" architecture of Latin America, 1955 through 1980. Broad in scope, the exhibition ranges from Brasília's bold utopianism to the community-focused tactics of Bo Bardi.
Apr 24, 2015   The Economist
Big questions remain about how Dallas will address preservation controversies in the future. Meanwhile the past hangs in the balance.
Apr 24, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
Concerns about out-of-character construction, much of it oversized, has led the Los Angeles City Council to prohibit construction of additional 'McMansions.' In some areas, all new development will be held up for two years.
Apr 23, 2015   Los Angeles Daily News