History / Preservation

October 12, 2006, 7am PDT
<p>In a sweeping series of budget cuts, Canada's Conservative government has eliminated the only federal support available for municipalities wanting to preserve heritage buildings.</p>
The Globe and Mail
October 11, 2006, 9am PDT
<p>A new transportation museum celebrating the streetcar has opened in San Francisco, fittingly opposite the ferry building where they once took commuters from the East and North Bay ferries down Market Street.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 28, 2006, 12pm PDT
Pasadena residents say new denser mixed-use development is threatening the character of the city.
The Los Angeles Times
September 21, 2006, 12pm PDT
Architect and urban planner Andres Duany has been hired to plan a new town near Inverness, Scotland -- one that he assures will not resemble Seaside.
The Guardian
September 21, 2006, 7am PDT
As the price of land increases, many real estate developers are looking at flat-roof designs as a means of increasing the square footage of houses, much to the chagrin of historical preservationists and municipal officials.
The Wall Street Journal
September 21, 2006, 5am PDT
With a population cut in half and an almost abandoned waterfront area, the city of Buffalo is thinking redevelopment. Actually, the city has spent nearly 50 years thinking redevelopment. Now steps are actually being taken to improve the waterfront.
The New York Times
September 15, 2006, 6am PDT
A series of articles and reports addressing growth in the Western United States, including Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and other states.
New West
September 14, 2006, 6am PDT
This editorial asks why farmers in centuries passed could plan ahead for Botswana's rainy season, but rains cause chaos for the country as administrators can't seem to plan an effective infrastructure system to handle the downpour.
September 13, 2006, 2pm PDT
The Center for Land Use Interpretation's Land Use Database is a repository of information about unusual and exemplary sites throughout the United States.
September 12, 2006, 7am PDT
Fierce battles may arise between regional energy interests providing power to Northern Virginia’s sprawling suburbs and local land conservationists.
The Washington Post
September 11, 2006, 6am PDT
The Myanmar government has begun a massive rebuilding effort to 'restore' some of the country's ancient temples. But the rebuilding effort makes no attempt to preserve the history of the sites, opting to rebuild the areas into tourist attractions.
The Los Angeles Times
September 10, 2006, 11am PDT
Urban sign heritage is being neglected and endangered in Montreal.
September 9, 2006, 5am PDT
William A. Garnett, a pioneer of aerial photographs that revealed unusual land patterns died at the age of 86.
The Los Angeles Times
August 31, 2006, 3pm PDT
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, two World War II era middle-class housing developments on Manhattan's lower east side, are up for sale -- with an estimated value of $5 billion.
The New York Times
August 31, 2006, 10am PDT
What to do with an area that produces some 80 percent of the nation's lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, and spinach that lacks in housing for migrant workers? Why build more housing of course. Not so fast say "slow-growth" advocates.
Wall Street Journal via The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 26, 2006, 9am PDT
Housing developments are threatening centuries-old agricultural land in Western North Carolina, but farmers are fighting off developers with the help of conservation easements.
Mountain XPress
August 24, 2006, 1pm PDT
Commercial wind farms are to many small towns in rural, upstate NY what the Cape Wind proposal is to Cape Cod -- highly controversial. Moratoriums play key role in developing land use regulations to quell citizen opposition.
The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY
August 22, 2006, 7am PDT
The Planning Report features a candid interview with Ken Bernstein, chief of Los Angeles' newly-created Planning Department's Office of Historic Preservation.
The Planning Report
August 21, 2006, 1pm PDT
A new article offers details on The National Trust in Great Britain, one of the most successful land trusts on the planet.
Principal Broker Online
August 21, 2006, 7am PDT

The story of Reston Town Center, the first suburban downtown in America, is a remarkable history lesson for modern day planners.

Tom Grubisich