History / Preservation

December 21, 2005, 5am PST
Final four members of America's only populated Shaker village, in rural Maine, agree to a preservation plan to protect the enclave from subdivisions.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 13, 2005, 9am PST
Winona, MN, plans for the future by banking on smarter development.
Winona Daily News
December 8, 2005, 2pm PST
A review of a commission director's efforts to turn a Hawaiian island, devastated by years of bombing, into a model of environmental sustainability and cultural healing.
The Maui News
December 7, 2005, 11am PST
Manchester councilman Richard Leese and Jason Prior of EDAW recount the civic-design partnership that helped revive an old city.
The Planning Report
December 4, 2005, 11am PST
His last project was the famous Hamptons 'Houses at Sagaponac' development.
The New York Times
November 29, 2005, 10am PST
Mississippi governor urges rebuilding in hurricane-hit areas to adopt traditional features. Opponents criticize "dominance of New Urbanism" and focus on "historicist designs" in official efforts.
November 24, 2005, 1pm PST
Barn conversions have became a staple of rural living verging on cliché, but when done well, as in this case study, can be inspiring. (Includes photos.)
November 22, 2005, 2pm PST
Taking the time to appreciate abandoned buildings and cityscapes can help us appreciate what we have now.
November 22, 2005, 10am PST
While Transportation Engineers often work with the premise that the client is the car, in Baltimore County, MD a consultant group has recommended letting the single lane rural roads meander.
The Baltimore Sun
November 18, 2005, 2pm PST
The 1960 film, depicting the origins of the Tennessee Valley Authority, has been restored and got a rare screening at a recent film festival.
November 7, 2005, 6am PST
Two new proposals that would give private sectors control of national parks have sparked outrage among
The Los Angeles Times
November 3, 2005, 2pm PST
Environmental groups are warring with Congressmen on making wetland permitting more 'accessible'.
The St. Petersburg Times
November 2, 2005, 9am PST
Christopher Alexander's new series of books, 'The Nature Of Order', explores the patterns of how culture and learning dictate the architecture of buildings and community. But beware: it's very, very long.
Science & Theology News
October 29, 2005, 11am PDT
Emir Kusturica, independent film-maker, writer, and director, has been awarded this year's Phillipe Rotthier Prize for Architecture for Reconstruction of the European City.
October 27, 2005, 10am PDT
Safeguarding against future natural disasters is the most important thing New Orleans can do to bring the businesses back.
The Times-Picayune
October 20, 2005, 8am PDT
Rebuilding efforts in New Orleans should embrace "a complex reading of urban history" and not the "sentimental and historicist vision" of New Urbanism argues Nicolai Ouroussoff.
The New York Times
October 19, 2005, 9am PDT
Richard Moe, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, weighs in on the reconstruction of New Orleans.
The Wall Street Journal
October 16, 2005, 1pm PDT
With the cultural history of New Orleans at stake, scores of planners, conservationists, lobbyists and insurance adjustors are locked in a battle to decide the fate of the reconstruction of New Orleans.
USA Today
October 14, 2005, 6am PDT
Albany struggles with the challenges of historic preservation. Despite progress, some are worried about failure to capitalize on heritage tourism.
October 7, 2005, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles is overflowing with an abundance of nature. So why isn't the city more readily available to the public in the form of parks, asks D.J. Waldie.
The Los Angeles Times