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History / Preservation

December 29, 2019, 11am PST
Over the last decade, many historic buildings and cultural institutions throughout New York City have disappeared. The result has been the transformation of neighborhoods and the city’s character.
Curbed New York
December 24, 2019, 11am PST
In a deep dive into the sad state of the nation's busiest transit hub, Marc J. Dunkelman raises a dispiriting question. In their zeal to ward off future Robert Moseses, have progressives crippled government's power to carry out its job?
Politico
December 22, 2019, 1pm PST
The headline about Philadelphia demolitions looks pretty similar to one in 2018.
WHYY
December 19, 2019, 10am PST
The demise of a beloved outdoors gear chain in Southern California suggests that no store is safe in America's high-priced cities.
California Planning & Development Report
December 18, 2019, 2pm PST
With a massive development project called The Epic already under construction as a future home for Uber, a Dallas developer is turning its attention to nearby sites.
The Dallas Morning News
December 13, 2019, 7am PST
Owning a home has long been considered the ultimate aspiration. But social and economic realities mean the stories about and the path to homeownership are not simple and straightforward.
Curbed
December 5, 2019, 5am PST
The planned National Public Housing Museum, expected to open in 2021, will draw attention to a highly contested subject and connect to the relevance provided by contemporary anxieties about housing.
CityLab
October 31, 2019, 2pm PDT
The 1931 Beaux-Arts Ball immortalized the architects who participated by dressed like famous buildings. Will a 2019 version of the event achieve a contemporary version of the same fame?
Chicago Tribune
October 29, 2019, 10am PDT
Renovating old buildings instead of demolishing them as the better "green" option is preservation orthodoxy. But what if the decision between renovation and demolition is less than clear-cut?
Treehugger
October 26, 2019, 9am PDT
Defraying the costs of maintaining a historic home can help more families stay in their homes, according to the logic behind a preservation fund proposed in one of the most historic cities in the country.
WHYY
October 25, 2019, 6am PDT
A completely singular example of adaptive reuse could be delivered a gift basket in Newark, Ohio.
New York Post
October 24, 2019, 1pm PDT
A former resident of the iconic neighborhood reflects on its past, present, and future.
The New York Review of Books
October 18, 2019, 6am PDT
The traditional view of Sansom Street will soon vanish into Philadelphia's past, as the Jewelers Row District makes room for the future.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 13, 2019, 7am PDT
"I realize that we are in crisis politically as well as sustainably. But…"
Greater Greater Washington
October 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Los Angeles City Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson outlines Destination Crenshaw and highlights the economic development and community investment opportunities it brings to South L.A.
The Planning Report
September 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
It's the end of an era that never was.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 18, 2019, 11am PDT
In the aftermath of a battle around preservation of a Denver diner, local officials are considering changes to the city’s historic landmark law.
The Denver Post
September 14, 2019, 5am PDT
A growing number of cities around the world, and around the United States, have banned horse-drawn carriages out of concern for the health and welfare of the horses.
WHYY
September 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Janet Marie Smith, famous for helping plan Camden Yards in Baltimore, discusses how Dodger Stadium's 'new front door' will optimize transit and pedestrian access while preserving the field's historic character and sweeping 'postcard views.'
The Planning Report
August 27, 2019, 7am PDT
The commission recommended a trio of bills focused on historic preservation, including one that would permit accessory dwelling units on historic properties.
PlanPhilly