History / Preservation

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
October 5, 2005, 11am PDT
In order to rebuild a sustainable New Orleans, much of it will have to be destroyed -- a process that has both sides of the preservation fence scrambling to make their voices heard.
The Los Angeles Times
September 30, 2005, 5am PDT
The Los Angeles Conservancy has entered the realm of Hollywood cause celebrity, with stars like Jack Nicholson, Steve Martin, Ben Stiller, and Ellen DeGeneres joining the organization devoted to preserving historic architecture.
The Los Angeles Times
September 27, 2005, 2pm PDT
Randall Mason examines the difficulties of evaluating the economics of historic preservation, analyzing various approaches and the literature in the field.
The Brookings Institution
September 21, 2005, 12pm PDT
In banishing the Marshall Fields name, Federated Department Stores is just doing to Chicago what's its already done to cities across the country. The implications are anything but positive, writes Lynn Becker.
September 20, 2005, 1pm PDT
An Italian enthusiast examning maps of the region around his home using two new Google mapping products discovers the remains of an ancient Roman Villa.
September 19, 2005, 11am PDT
The preservation of urban wall art is stirring controversy in the city and around the country.
The Christian Science Monitor