History / Preservation

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
August 20, 2006, 11am PDT
A new art exhibit illustrates the turn of the century transformations of two European cities, as documented by artists such as Monet, Pissarro and Toulouse-Lautrec.
The New York Times
August 19, 2006, 5am PDT
The public's reaction was mixed when the first parking meters in downtown Boise, Idaho, in 1940.
The Idaho Statesman
August 16, 2006, 5am PDT
Can the world's first motel in San Luis Obispo, dilapidated and surrounded by chain link and barbed wire, be restored to better reflect its historic plaque and Spanish-style architecture?
The Chicago Tribune
August 15, 2006, 10am PDT
As environmentally-conscious renters and buyers snatch up the eco-friendly properties in Manhattan, developers are finding that building green is good for the earth and for business.
The New York Times
August 15, 2006, 3am PDT
Residents of Camden, South Carolina, are fighting to preserve the charm and character of their historic town from the encroaching sprawl from nearby Columbia.
The State
August 14, 2006, 4am PDT
Blighted and forgotten waterfront areas are on track for development in Scotland using 19th century new towns as inspiration.
BBC News
August 12, 2006, 5am PDT
50 acres of woodland are up for sale in Maryland, and while a developer has scoped the land as a good site for 25 homes, local residents are pressuring local and state officials to employ a little-used open space funding program to buy up the land.
The Baltimore Sun
August 8, 2006, 7am PDT
The UK's National Archives publishes one of country's earliest surviving public records, the Domesday Book -- a land and property census from 1085 -- online with translations.
The National Archives
August 4, 2006, 8am PDT
Controversial technique by mining companies of dynamiting moutaintops to get at coal destroys more than the environment.
Grist Magazine
July 30, 2006, 7am PDT
The teardown phenomenon has attracted much public attention. Daniel P. McMillen examines the case of the historic Chicago suburb of Kenilworth to determine the costs, benefits and public policy surrounding teardowns.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Land Lines
July 26, 2006, 3pm PDT
National restaurant chains moving into Philadelphia’s Center City are changing the character and landscape of the historic area.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 26, 2006, 11am PDT
The Algiers Casbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is collapsing with little political will to save it.
The New York Times
July 26, 2006, 5am PDT
The number of new homes with porches increased has nationwide over the past 10 years.
The Daily News
July 19, 2006, 1pm PDT
Life in a community of freed slaves is mapped and documented by young descendents.
The Chicago Tribune
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