History / Preservation

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
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