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Historic Preservation

May 17, 2021, 7am PDT
The proposal would hold builders accountable for damage incurred to adjacent homes as historic rowhouse properties see increased redevelopment.
Philadelphia News
April 30, 2021, 7am PDT
The Long Island restaurant is housed in a historic 18th century farmhouse.
Inman News
April 20, 2021, 9am PDT
Policies too narrowly focused on design can drive up the cost of construction and prevent the development of affordable housing.
Slate
April 12, 2021, 9am PDT
A row over two Transformers statues in a D.C. neighborhood lays bare the "absurdities" inherent in historical preservation, one writer argues.
Georgetown Metropolitan
April 5, 2021, 9am PDT
The Television City revamp will more than double the currently available space and include a multi-modal mobility hub, pedestrian improvements, and a "robust" transportation demand management program.
The Architect's Newspaper
February 14, 2021, 9am PST
The push for historic preservation districts often amounts to exclusionary zoning that exacerbates the housing affordability crisis.
The Urbanist
December 27, 2020, 11am PST
The network of historic sites honors important events in the nation's history but overlooks places related to women and minorities.
Los Angeles Times
December 22, 2020, 9am PST
America's historic Black cemeteries, which have long fallen victim to displacement, relocation, and outright destruction, could have a new ally in the fight for preservation and recognition.
Time Magazine
January 29, 2020, 5am PST
A strongly worded opinion piece calls out historic preservation as a tool of the affluent urban elite.
The New York Times
December 29, 2019, 11am PST
Over the last decade, many historic buildings and cultural institutions throughout New York City have disappeared. The result has been the transformation of neighborhoods and the city’s character.
Curbed New York
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