History / Preservation

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
May 1, 2006, 11am PDT
Los Angeles Times special commemorative edition celebrates 125 years of real estate in Southern California. Includes several articles, photo galleries, and an interactive feature.
April 27, 2006, 2pm PDT
Renowned urban theorist Jane Jacobs was also an energetic community activist. (Includes links to obituaries published by several news sources.)
The Los Angeles Times
April 25, 2006, 2pm PDT

Legendary urbanist, thinker, writer, and activist Jane Jacobs died Tuesday, April 25, 2006.

David Gest
April 21, 2006, 10am PDT
The historic Oakwood Cemetery has a rich past, and controversy surrounding its treatment, which has flared up again, has swirled for over 100 years.
The Austin Chronicle
April 19, 2006, 2pm PDT
The San Francisco Bay Area is investing in seismic retrofit projects for public infrastructure, such as strengthening hospitals, bridges, overpasses, and water mains. But private residences remain vulnerable.
BBC News
April 19, 2006, 10am PDT
Edward Epstein examines the federal response to two of the nation's worst natural disasters.
The San Francisco Chronicle
April 18, 2006, 2pm PDT
On April 18th, 1906, an earthquake of magnitude 8.3 rocked San Francisco. The subsequent firestorm, and efforts to contain it, destroyed 508 city blocks. But San Franciscans were eager to rebuild their city.
The Los Angeles Times
April 18, 2006, 9am PDT
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the subsequent fire devastated the city known as "Paris of the West" and ranks as one of the nation's worst disasters in history.
BBC News
April 18, 2006, 6am PDT
As congregations dwindle and development pressures increase, more "grand old churches" are contemplating selling their property to make way for hospitals, condos, and apartments.
Tacoma News Tribune
April 14, 2006, 12pm PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle produces a comprehensive series looking back at the impact of the disaster on the city since 1906.
The San Francisco Chronicle
April 13, 2006, 11am PDT
Is the movement a valid attempt to stop 'Home Depot moderne' from infiltrating historic older suburbs, or simply another mechanism to control property rights?
The Village Voice
April 11, 2006, 9am PDT
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London opens a comprehensive exhibit on the history of modernism, including a concise history, timeline, and capsule biographies.
Victoria and Albert Museum
April 7, 2006, 5am PDT
Demolition of the ostensibly failed modernist development Punta Perotti in Bari, southern Italy, was completed on April 2, to make room for the 10th International Architecture Exhibition (includes videos).
La Biennale di Venezia
April 3, 2006, 7am PDT

Over six months have passed since the tragic events brought on by Hurricane Katrina, and planning and development issues remain at the forefront of the national debate.

David Gest
March 30, 2006, 7am PST
In Baltimore, developers plan to add on to The Rotunda, a historic building that already experienced an innovative reuse in the 1970s.
The Baltimore Sun
March 20, 2006, 8am PST
The prospect of higher property values have caused many residents to form historic districts, though questions arise as to the actual historic significance of the neighborhoods.
Wall Street Journal via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 7, 2006, 8am PST
When CBS profiled the suburban community of Webster Park, outside of St. Louis, few in the neighborhood realized how their culture would appear to outside observers.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
March 5, 2006, 1pm PST
Recent development in one of the U.S.'s three Japantowns could threaten remnants of the neighborhood's historic past.
The San Francisco Bay Guardian