History / Preservation

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
September 17, 2005, 11am PDT
Three long-lost buildings from Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House are being rebuilt brick by brick.
The Buffalo News
September 13, 2005, 12pm PDT
Hurricane Katrina devastated historic districts, properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and numerous other historicall important buildings.
The New York Times
September 10, 2005, 7am PDT
Many historic buildings were also lost in the wake of the devastating hurricane.
Sun Herald
September 8, 2005, 1pm PDT
While much attention is being focused on rebuilding and repair, focus should also be placed on regaining the culture.
Dallas News
September 8, 2005, 12pm PDT
Preservationists trying to salvage built heritage damaged by Katrina ask, will these historic sites be the same place anymore?
The New York Times
September 7, 2005, 11am PDT
Eclectic book publisher Taschen reprints Joan Labeu's 1665 "Atlas Maior", one of history's finest examples of mapmaking. [Includes 6 photos.]
September 7, 2005, 10am PDT
In order to create a new New Orleans, we need to re-evaluate the role of government in housing the poor, redefine what we mean by homeland security, and learn to love our cities again.
September 6, 2005, 11am PDT
Columnist John King examines the lessons about rebuilding a city that can be learned from the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906.
The San Francisco Chronicle