History / Preservation

Chuck Wolfe champions urban observation, emphasizing "ghosts" that are important to the authenticity of today's urban change, like oral histories among indigenous peoples passing on cultural traditions from one generation to the next.
3 days ago   The Huffington Post
The government of Shanghai was ahead of the curve with preservation, creating 12 historic preservation zones in the city in 2004.
May 4, 2010   The New York Times
The 1939 New York World's Fair painted a picture for Americans of what they future would look like that continues to influence how the country develops. Wired has a photo-essay.
May 2, 2010   Wired
Wang Jun, author of two best-selling books on urban history and planning in China, became an advocate of historic preservation after watching Beijing's old city destroyed and rebuilt as skyscrapers.
Apr 29, 2010   CNN
This series from the <em>BBC</em> looks at the art and innovation of cartography.
Apr 29, 2010   BBC
In Red Wing, Minnesota, the city is seeking to turn 200-acres of marshes and forests into a permanent conservation easement. A citizen group has complained that locking down the land forever is a bad idea.
Apr 26, 2010   Red Wing Republican Eagle
Edward L. Glaeser says that historic preservation is preserving countless undeserving structures in New York, which is keeping new buildings and affordable housing from getting built.
Apr 26, 2010   City Journal
Christopher Hawthorne remarks that Brasilia had an optimism that is remarkably different from today's new cities that are striving towards sustainability and preparing for eco-disasters.
Apr 23, 2010   The Los Angeles Times
In Orange County, Virginia, a battle is heating up at the site of the civil war's Battle of the Wilderness. The Board of Supervisors has approved a WalMart nearby, but preservationists are challenging the decision in court.
Apr 21, 2010   Preservation Magazine
Palm Springs is seen as a haven for Modernist architecture, but so far no local buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Apr 19, 2010   American Institute of Architects
The popularity of the agora, or central marketplace, has waxed and waned throughout the centuries. Park designer Richard Light looks back at the history and meaning of the agora from Ancient Greece to today. Exclusive
Apr 15, 2010  By Richard Light