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Historic Preservation

September 18, 2019, 11am PDT
In the aftermath of a battle around preservation of a Denver diner, local officials are considering changes to the city’s historic landmark law.
The Denver Post
August 27, 2019, 7am PDT
The commission recommended a trio of bills focused on historic preservation, including one that would permit accessory dwelling units on historic properties.
PlanPhilly
August 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
April 22, 2019, 2pm PDT
While historic preservation is often perceived to be a hinderance to development efforts, preserving buildings actually helps economic development, say advocates.
Cincinnati Edition
Blog post
February 13, 2019, 2pm PST
A recent book brings a common sense framework to historic preservation debates.
Charles R. Wolfe
Blog post
February 4, 2019, 10am PST
Although individual old buildings may be less expensive than newer ones nearby, historic preservation may make both old and new buildings more expensive.
Michael Lewyn
December 23, 2018, 11am PST
Tim Keane says quality design isn’t negotiable and developers need to aim higher.
SaportaReport
June 1, 2018, 9am PDT
In neighborhoods with lots of new development, buildings cited in the Chicago Historic Resources Survey are coming down fast.
Chicago Magazine
April 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
Cities across America have a housing crisis on their hands—should they be talking more about trailer parks?
CityLab
April 13, 2018, 6am PDT
The National Park Service (NPS) recently commissioned a study to assess the integrity and condition of the Savannah National Historic Landmark District. That report recommends the district be categorized as “threatened.”
Modern Cities
January 2, 2018, 6am PST
How can cities balance the benefits of historic preservation with the need for new housing?
Sightline
October 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
What makes one building worth saving and another worth destroying? Strong Towns' Rachel Quednau explores the line between destruction and preservation.
Strong Towns
October 5, 2017, 1pm PDT
More and more communities are including historic preservation in plan efforts. But what is Historic Preservation and what does planning for it mean? In this episode, John Smoley explains.
PlanIt - Metropolitan Council
July 21, 2017, 6am PDT
Are millennials the key to preservation? A new survey finds that millennials prefer to live, work and play in neighborhoods with historic buildings.
Modern Cities
March 2, 2017, 1pm PST
Demolitions in residential neighborhoods have increased quickly in Austin, as property owners upgrade their homes to contemporary layouts. Community Impact newspaper investigates the trend.
Community Impact Newspaper
February 2, 2017, 11am PST
As Jacksonville's long forgotten Brooklyn neighborhood undergoes massive redevelopment, a long time resident talks about his perspective of the gentrification occurring around him.
Modern Cities
November 15, 2016, 8am PST
Failing to receive protection from the St. Petersburg, Florida city council, a historic downtown block faces an uncertain future.
Creative Loafing Tampa Bay
October 18, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Chinese Society of Cultural Relics and the Architectural Society of China added 98 buildings to the 20th-Century Chinese Architectural Heritage List.
Curbed
October 7, 2016, 11am PDT
These historic sites—be they buildings, districts, or natural landscapes—are closer to destruction than any others in the United States.
Next City
May 27, 2016, 7am PDT
Fans of poetry and gardens will appreciate the effort to restore the historic home of Emily Dickinson—along with her cherished garden.
The New York Times