Revitalizing Communities Through Preservation

Can combining public transport and historic preservation create successful communities?

"During the past two decades, Americans have shifted the focus of conservation efforts ... to the traditional forms, transportation choices, and street designs that make city centers and residential areas walkable and workable for businesses and residents." These efforts have also been extended to include working with regional agencies and adjacent communities to "capture the benefits of public transportation and preserve historic urban designs throughout metropolitan areas." This report uses case studies to examine "how decisions about public transportation, land development and redevelopment, and historic preservation have complemented one another in dozens of communities nationwide."

Thanks to Zvi Leve

Full Story: The Returning City: Historic Preservation and Transit in the Age of Civic Revival


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