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Adaptive Reuse

A big picture explanation, with case studies, of why New York's newest wave of commercial businesses won't leave their mark on the city like it might have in the past.
Dec 23, 2014   New York YIMBY
Sarah Laskow reports on a new study from the National Trust for Historic Preservation that confirms and quantifies the adage that reuse of a historic building is more sustainable than LEED certified new construction.
Jan 26, 2012   Good
Urban Land explores examples of recent projects where historic assets serve as unlikely catalysts for master-planned community development and economic growth
Jan 17, 2012   Urban Land
In April 2009, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan spoke to the ULI Spring Council Forum in Atlanta; he stated that his administration's goal was "to put the UD back in HUD," and explained that HUD's over-reliance on housing Blog Post
Oct 1, 2011   By Jess Zimbabwe
An old disused airport in Brooklyn will be converted into an urban campground, expanding from its current 5 campsites to more than 600.
Jun 17, 2011   Inhabitat
A never-completed nuclear reactor in Germany is being converted into an amusement park. The project has been years in the works, and is still only partially converted.
Jun 10, 2011   Der Spiegel
Community members in Philadelphia have taken over a languishing site and put it back into use as a temporary park space.
May 26, 2011   NewsWorks
The <em>Urban Guide for Alternate Use</em> points to a campaign by a group called Varsity of Maneuvers that reuses street poles for pole dancing.
May 19, 2011   Urban Guide for Alternate Use
Architect Alan Pullman talks about how adaptive reuse and green architecture can be used to revitalize urban neighborhoods and springboard economic growth, using a recent project to demonstrate.
Apr 26, 2011   Buildipedia.com
In this Q&A, architect Brenda Levin talks about the role of preservation in Los Angeles, and how restoring and reusing some of the city's historic buildings has created a long-term benefit.
Apr 5, 2011   The Architect's Newspaper
Through a rule that allows landlords to financially benefit from allowing charities and non-profits to use their spaces, empty office buildings in the UK are being utilized by groups for a variety of projects, including an art exhibition.
Mar 24, 2011   This Big City