History / Preservation

July 19, 2006, 9am PDT
While some believe imitation to be the ultimate form of flattery, others describe it as a foolish attempt to replicate the past.
The New York Times
July 19, 2006, 5am PDT
Civilization owes its survival to the humble plumber writes W. Hodding Carter.
The Los Angeles Times
July 18, 2006, 7pm PDT
A quarter cent sales tax measure, which has raised $200 million since 1990 and preserved 70,000 acres of open space, may be put before the voters of Santa Rosa, CA, in November for early re-authorization.
The Press Democrat -- Santa Rosa ,CA
July 18, 2006, 12pm PDT
Chicago area communities restore brick streets for aesthetics and traffic-calming.
The Chicago Tribune
July 14, 2006, 2pm PDT
Marco Placidi is one of a growing number of 'Speleologists' in Rome -- where some of the world's most important history lies undiscovered beneath the modern city, in sewers, long-lost passages, and murky ponds.
National Geographic
July 14, 2006, 5am PDT
Visitors to Beijing during 2008 Olympic Games may never have a chance to explore some of the city's historic neighborhoods.
The New York Times
July 7, 2006, 8am PDT
Residents of Scotia, CA, hope that their community can retain its unique after the sale.
The New York Times
July 5, 2006, 6am PDT
With a history of bulldozing older buildings to accommodate the new, it is not surprising that many modernist structures are threatened by Atlanta's growth. The question remains, are these buildings people want to save?
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 26, 2006, 11am PDT
The twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn have long been known as Maine's worst urban area. Today, it is using art, history, diversity, and culture to carve out its niche as one of the state's funkiest and most historical urban areas.
The Boston Globe
June 23, 2006, 11am PDT
A stream of high-dollar developments have been popping up in San Francisco's Presidio, a former Army base and currently the only park in the National Park Service's collection that is operated privately. Some feel the developments don't fit the site.
The San Francisco Chronicle
June 23, 2006, 9am PDT
The best volunteer efforts of the Arizona Site Steward Program cannot prevent looting and other damage to the state's archeological heritage.
Tucson Weekly
June 18, 2006, 9am PDT
President George Bush plans to establish the world's largest protected ocean site, an act which will preserve a sensitive coral reef ecosystem on islands and atolls near Hawaii.
Herald Sun
June 16, 2006, 10am PDT
Once a deeply religious province of Canada, Quebec has seen such a steep decline in church attendance that it now faces the dilemma of what to do with some 4,000 places of worship -- some of which are being converted to condos.
The Globe and Mail
June 15, 2006, 9am PDT
The foundation of a huge commercial development geared toward the massive crowds of an annual motorcycle rally has been laid on South Dakota prairie land directly adjacent to a state park and a mountaintop sacred to Native American tribes.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune
June 14, 2006, 8am PDT
Concerned by shrinking population and jobs, Paris' mayor outlines his plan for infrastructure investments and affordable housing creation.
The Guardian
June 13, 2006, 10am PDT
A rich married couple from California has bought more than 2 million acres of land in Chile in efforts to preserve a sensitive environment, but the land they own has literally divided the country in two and challenged local farmers' right to harvest.
The Los Angeles Times
June 13, 2006, 9am PDT
At an estimated cost of $1 billion dollars, the September 11th memorial is being sent back for a more cost-efficient design.
The New York Times
June 12, 2006, 7am PDT

In Glasgow, Scotland, a new Master's course in urban design at the Department of Architecture, University of Strathclyde, infuses European planning with a much-needed sense of history and h

Dr. Wolfgang Sonne
June 10, 2006, 5am PDT
As Miami continues to grow and gentrify, City officials must balance the concerns of their future and existing residents.
The Miami Herald
June 8, 2006, 8am PDT
Ground subsidence near levees is reported to be much more drastic than previously thought, according to a University of Miami study.