History / Preservation

November 10, 2006, 9am PST
New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission refused to designate the 19th century Colonial Club as historic. Instead, the building will be stripped of its cornice, pediments, and pilasters and be reborn with a new facade of aluminum and glass.
The New York Times
November 9, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>In the latest volume of his encyclopedic history of the development, architecture and planning of New York City, author Robert A. M. Stern has written the most complete history of any city.</p>
The New York Sun
November 8, 2006, 9am PST
<p>The historic South Carolina city is revisiting its preservation strategy as the rapidly growing metropolitan area plows full steam ahead into the 21st century.</p>
The Post and Courier
November 8, 2006, 5am PST
<p>Owners of 19th Century homes in Chicago are seeing condo developments moving rapidly into their neighborhoods despite the efforts of preservationists.</p>
The New York Times
November 6, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>Twenty-five historic sites in the San Francisco Bay Area recently vied for $1 million in preservation money through a unique online voting contest.</p>
Forbes
November 4, 2006, 9am PST
<p>In this interview, Author Steven Johnson discusses his lates book about London's Cholera outbreak, urban planning, and his fascination with the popular computer game, SimCity.</p>
Salon
November 2, 2006, 11am PST
<p>Archaeologist Bill Kelso has given America new insight into 17th century Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in the United States, which for many decades had been thought to be washed away by the James River.</p>
Style Weekly
November 1, 2006, 7am PST
<p>Officials in Nevada have made plans to pump water in from a remote and untouched location near the state's border with Utah. Ranchers and environmentalists in Utah are not too happy about it.</p>
Salt Lake City Weekly
October 31, 2006, 1pm PST
<p>In a city known for the slogan "Keep Austin Weird," there rages a battle about historic preservation and gentrification, pitting neighbor against neighbor. Jeffrey Chusid shows us how one city tries to maintain its identity in the face of challenge.</p>
The Next American City
October 31, 2006, 9am PST
<p>Columbus, Ohio's New Village Place -- winner of the 2006 James B. Recchie Award for Urban Design -- seamlessly marries market-rate and affordable housing with striking designs that respect the historic character and fabric of the neighborhood.</p>
The Columbus Dispatch
October 30, 2006, 9am PST
<p>This opinion piece from the <em>Baltimore Sun</em> calls on the province to shift its planning priorities to include all of its residents, not just the humans.</p>
The Baltimore Sun
October 30, 2006, 5am PST
<p>Halting the environmentally destructive mountain-top removal of coal mining in Appalachia has long been a goal for environmentalists. Now members of the Mennonite and other Christian denominations have joined the movement.</p>
The New York Times
October 29, 2006, 7am PST
<p>Stakeholders in Arizona are battling it out this election over how to handle more than 9 million acres of state trust land.</p>
Tucson Weekly
October 28, 2006, 9am PDT
<p>Is Mount Vernon the next action-adventure theme park?</p>
The Washington Post
October 28, 2006, 7am PDT
<p>Voters are routinely taxing themselves to preserve land and quality of life - no matter their political persuasion.</p>
CNN
October 24, 2006, 1pm PDT
<p>An academic in Scotland is looking to add the post-war New Town of East Kilbride to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, an illustrious list of culturally important sites from all over the world.</p>
The Herald
October 23, 2006, 9am PDT
<p>Citing a need to preserve historic charm, Boston is the first big city to weigh rules for dishes.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor
October 23, 2006, 6am PDT
<p>The city is preserving its historic neighborhoods while adapting buildings for economically productive uses.</p>
Canoe.ca
October 20, 2006, 11am PDT
<p>As post-war development reaches 50 years of age, preservationists and local officials in Arlington, Texas, grapple with the question of what to preserve.</p>
Governing
October 20, 2006, 6am PDT
<p>Abandoned military mansions in Brooklyn are on the verge of being razed and replaced with a supermarket. Many historic preservationists are opposing the assertion that the late 19th Century mansions can't be salvaged.</p>
Preservation Online