Can Preservation and Development Work Together?

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has teamed up with The International Living Building Institute have launched a contest to envision future cities using sustainable practices - a move that the NTHP doesn't find at odds with their mission.

Sarah Costello at Metropolis Magazine explains:

"People sometimes think of historic preservation as an effort to freeze buildings in time," says Patrice Frey, the National Trust's sustainability deputy director. "But preservation is by its very nature future-oriented-it's about finding innovative ways to respond to modern needs, protecting and leveraging the unique character that defines a place, and ensuring that these resources will endure for future generations."

Full Story: Preserving the Past to Protect the Future

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