History / Preservation

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.
June 6, 2006, 7am PDT

A comparison of six 19th- and 20th-Century authors shows that the complex character of urban areas can be interpreted in ways beyond physical experience, as exemplified by the language used

Lainie Herrera
May 30, 2006, 5am PDT
Architectural and home tours focused on historic or neighborhood preservation or gentrifying urban areas are becoming increasingly popular.
May 27, 2006, 5am PDT
Impact of a huge university dormitory's bulk and residents raise locals' ire.
Beacon Hill Times
May 23, 2006, 9am PDT
Why does Los Angeles have an inferiority complex?
The Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2006, 6am PDT
Arguably the most popular observatory-museum-planetarium in the world, the newly-restored Griffith Observatory is also one of the most recognizable buildings in Los Angeles.
The Planning Report
May 15, 2006, 9am PDT
Preservationists, historians, and amateur urban sleuths are scouring U.S. neighborhoods to identify and protect as many of the 70,000 to 100,000 "kit" homes made by Sears, Roebuck and Company as possible.
The Wall Street Journal
May 12, 2006, 5am PDT
The National Trust for Historic Preservation has included a staircase, rendered historically significant by its affiliation with September 11, on its annual list of the 11 most endangered historic places.
The New York Times
May 11, 2006, 12pm PDT
An intact 19th century neighborhood has been placed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list of the nation's Top 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
The Cincinnati Enquirer
May 4, 2006, 11am PDT
Despite an official "embargo" of the practice, there are reports of people removing "truckloads of architectural elements" from New Orleans every day. Preservationists fear that what isn't stolen will end up in landfills.
Architectural Record