Preservation

5 days ago
Philadelphia seeks $60 million bond issue to preserve existing affordable homes and improve residents' health. City seeks to offer city loan guarantee to embolden lenders to extend credit to homeowners with lower credit scores.
The Citizen
November 4, 2016, 8am PDT
Sixty years of highway construction has significantly changed Miami's development patterns.
Modern Cities
October 18, 2016, 10am PDT
Artists and community members seek to preserve the culture and identity of Harlem amid the growing popularity and expense of housing in their community and all over New York.
Next City
July 19, 2016, 5am PDT
A new breed of preservation has sprung up in Toronto, where existing structures are partially preserved to give new building's old facades. But is this attempt to preserve the existing streetscape actually succeeding?
Treehugger
December 28, 2015, 5am PST
An important source of housing affordable to wide ranges of incomes has a new, well-funded ally in Philadelphia—the Healthy Rowhouse Project is hoping to make a big impact in 2016.
PlanPhilly
October 26, 2015, 7am PDT
New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.
Boston Society of Architects
October 7, 2015, 6am PDT
In what is described as a "Penn Station moment," Dallas has approved a demolition delay ordinance for historic buildings downtown. This is an uncharacteristic victory for preservation.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
August 5, 2015, 2pm PDT
Attempts to limit new construction to preserve neighborhood character are an example of "beggar thy neighbor" politics.
Michael Lewyn
March 3, 2015, 10am PST
An article by Sven Borg for the Idaho Statesmen introduces the concept of infill while also detailing some of the challenges facing a wave of development in Downtown Boise.
Idaho Statesman
November 7, 2014, 1pm PST
The High Line is proving to be a powerful catalyst for development but the same can be true for nearly all parks (less perhaps the starchitect-designed projects near the High Line), explains former Empire State Development Corp VP Carol Berens.
UrbDeZine
October 24, 2014, 10am PDT
Despite a veto by Governor Jerry Brown, California’s Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins should keep trying to pass legislation to encourage preservation, says Bay area preservation architect Jerri Holan.
UrbDeZine
October 17, 2014, 12pm PDT
There is development life in San Francisco outside of SoMa (South of Market). Jim Chappell, former SPUR director, reviews some of the activity in this second installation of a series.
UrbDeZine
July 19, 2014, 11am PDT
Lacandon Jungle in Mexico is under pressure as tribes, the Mexican government, and preservationists fight between development versus conservation.
The Washington Post
July 14, 2014, 12pm PDT
Despite its commitment to protect forests in South Florida, the University of Miami sold 88 acres of endangered pine rockland to a developer with plans for a Walmart, an LA Fitness Center, and a Chik-fil-A, among other non-endangered retail uses.
Miami Herald
May 4, 2014, 9am PDT
Bay Area preservation architect Jerri Holan recounts the happenings at the 2014 California Preservation Conference.
UrbDeZine
February 28, 2014, 10am PST
Dallas is mulling changes to the process by which neighborhoods can seek and obtain conservation district status. As city staff considers the changes, one former councilwoman for the city asks, “if it ain’t broke…”
Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate
February 7, 2014, 10am PST
The permanent art collection of the Atlanta BeltLine just added a relic from the city’s past—a thirteen-ton sculpture crafted out of old train tracks—but it's not the only example of repurposed detritus from the city's history of demolition.
Atlanta Magazine
September 1, 2013, 5am PDT
With an election looming, the fate of one of Sydney's landmarks rests with voters as current Prime MInister Kevin Rudd suggests selling Garden Island should he be re-elected. Stephen Nicholls and Antony Lawes consider the site's future.
Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2013, 5am PDT
A new report has sought to quantify the annual costs of America's assorted environmental protection efforts for the first time.
Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2013, 5am PDT
Rather than continually build new towns on the outskirts of today's cities or struggle with creating a sense of place in newly constructed environments, could we resurrect old settlements to connect the old with the new?
Humanitarian Space