History / Preservation

What's your elevator pitch on why placemaking matters? Here's a couple rounded up by Hazel Borys, and some numbers that help refine their message.
5 days ago   PlaceShakers
Preservation groups and land trusts are beneficiaries of the economic recession, as prices on land have dropped low enough for many to buy up land for conservation purposes.
Jan 3, 2010   The New York Times
A group of historians and urban enthusiasts have developed a successful tourist organization that explores the underground structures and spaces of Berlin.
Jan 2, 2010   The New York Times
The three counties in the Portland Metropolitan area are at odds about what parts of the region should and should not be protected by urban growth boundaries.
Dec 29, 2009   The Oregonian
The churches of New York 'remain a special category of real estate', says Holland Cotter.
Dec 27, 2009   The New York Times
The California Preservation Foundation and the National Park Service are funding a cultural survey of Route 66, which could result in several new national landmarks along the old highway.
Dec 24, 2009   The Los Angeles Times
When a nonprofit conservancy dissolves, their land trusts go into limbo, calling the restrictions on development into question.
Dec 21, 2009   High Country News
The City of San Francisco has secured a deal with the U.S. Navy to purchase Treasure Island, a man-made island in the middle of San Francisco Bay. The city has broad plans to redevelop the site.
Dec 19, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
Buffalo, New York has managed to preserve most of its historic buildings due to a lack of economic drive to replace them. Now that Buffalo is doing better, preservationists are hoping to use those assets for revitalization.
Dec 17, 2009   USA Today
A war-battered town in Frances will be the site of a new extension of the venerable Louvre museum, and locals hope the addition of the cultural site will revive the struggling city.
Dec 16, 2009   The Washington Post
In Willmar, Minnesota, city officials were not pleased when a mandated environmental review concluded that the 68-year old airport building they wanted to demolish was historically significant.
Dec 14, 2009   West Central Tribune