History / Preservation

World leaders are meeting in Paris this week for the United Nation's COP21 talks. But what exactly are the main topics of discussion?
16 hours ago   Doggerel
Like Daniel Burnham's famous Chicago plan, a bold plan for Columbus, Ohio has been proposed by the Columbus Downtown Development Corp. The plan, developed by consultant MSI Design, hearkens back to turn-of-the-century city plans that went unrealized.
May 27, 2010   The Columbus Dispatch
Columnist Roger K. Lewis says Washington D.C. has a lot to learn from New York City in terms of reusing old and outdated infrastructure.
May 27, 2010   The Washington Post
With one of Philadelphia's best-supported public parks in danger of losing the private funding that keeps it maintained, <em>Philadelphia Inquirer</em> architecture critic Inga Saffron looks at the sad state of the city's parks.
May 27, 2010   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Planner Sam Gennawey goes deep into the details explaining how the Disney Corporation's awesome corporate power was thwarted from building an America-themed park in suburban Prince William County.
May 24, 2010   SamLand's Disney Adventures
The National Trust for Historic Preservation presents its annual list of the most endangered places in the U.S. This year, natural landscapes take some of the spotlight away from architecture and the built environment.
May 21, 2010   National Trust For Historic Preservation
Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, says that historic preservationists need to rethink their "preservation at all costs" strategies in light of global warming.
May 19, 2010   Preservation Magazine
A historic Navy yard in Brooklyn has been crumbling for decades. Now a deal has been struck to redevelop part of the area. But even with preservation efforts, many of the area's historic homes may be too damaged to save.
May 18, 2010   The New York Times
The new "Sex and the City" movie was set -- but not shot -- in Abu Dhabi. Now officials there are trying to decide whether or not to release the film to local audiences, as the city tries to control its brand and image.
May 18, 2010   Associated Press
Advanced laser imaging technology known as lidar has proven to be an effective and fast way to map ancient Mayan villages.
May 18, 2010   The New York Times
Car commutes used to be long by necessity. But that's no longer the case, according to Richard Florida in this video from <em>The Atlantic</em>.
May 17, 2010   The Atlantic