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


Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95

NEW! Get the "Green Bible"

Understand the complexities of planning at the local level while preparing for the AICP* exam. Find out why this edition is included in the APA's recommended reading list.

City Coasters

Hand-drawn engraved maps of your favorite neighborhoods are divided up across 4 coasters making each one unique.