Castro Street Pedcrossing with Rainbow Flag Colour

Historic Preservation of LGBTQ Spaces

New research seeks to provide a better understanding of the relationship between historic preservation and neighborhood change in the LGBTQ community.

June 27, 2021 - Planning Magazine

Cement gravestones reading Father and Mother

The Race to Preserve America's Black Cemeteries

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.

December 22, 2020 - Time Magazine

The Uplands

150 Acres of Undeveloped Land to Become 2,350 Homes Outside Denver

The church that owns a unique parcel of agricultural land in the middle of the Denver metropolitan area is prepared to sell to a developer that plans to build a mixed-use, master planned community.

September 11, 2019 - The Denver Post

Adaptive Reuse

New Book Studies 20 Examples of Adaptive Reuse

A new book on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings is reviewed by Carol Berens.

September 21, 2018 - UrbDeZine

Capitol Hill DC

Construction Versus Conservation: A Local Case Study

In Washington D.C., ZIP code 20003 is split into two distinct areas: fiercely preserved Capitol Hill and the construction-heavy Capitol Riverfront. But where are rents skyrocketing, and what factors go into that equation?

August 2, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Downtown Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Conservancy at 40: Looking Back and Ahead

The Los Angeles Conservancy turned 40 on March 20. As it marks four decades of preserving historic places throughout L.A. County, the organization considers the next 40 years of preservation in L.A.

March 24, 2018 - Los Angeles Conservancy blog

Clermont County, Ohio

Celebrating the 'Greenspace Gems' in the Cincinnati Region

An advocacy organization in the Tri-State area (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana) is raising awareness about the region's 116,000 acres of preserved greenspace.

March 17, 2018 - Cincinnati Business Courier

Washington D.C.

What Old Building Isn't Historic?

David Alpert argues for a more rigorous definition for what is not historic. Without one, developers and property owners have no way to know what buildings can't or won't be given the designation.

March 5, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Washington D.C. Row Houses

Is Washington D.C. Preserving Buildings or Hoarding Them?

A piecemeal, reactive approach to historic preservation in the capital may burden the future with too many buildings of "middling merit."

January 29, 2018 - Greater Greater Washington

Philadelphia Rowhouse

Philadelphia Loan Program Supports Home Repair

Philadelphia preserves affordable housing by investing $40 million into a new Housing Preservation Loan Program that will provide low interest loans of as much as $25,000 to fix up aging homes.

January 19, 2018 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Guadalupe Arts Center San Antonio

Preserving the Character of San Antonio's Near West Side

Latino activists look to preserve a 'Chicano epicenter,' recently given the designation of a UNESCO site.

September 13, 2017 - Next City

Chester County, Pennsylvania

Huge Swath of Land Preserved in Pennsylvania's Fastest Growing County

Preservationists have bought one reprieve from the ongoing expansion of developed land in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

June 12, 2017 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Coulmbia, Maryland

60 Years On, the Planned City of Columbia, Maryland Holds Up Against Change

The design for the planned city of Columbia, Maryland continues to influence new developments around the world.

June 12, 2017 - The Baltimore Sun

Glenwood Green Acres, Philadelphia

Philly's Healthy Rowhouse Project Adds a New Low-Interest Loan Program

Philadelphia seeks $60 million bond issue to preserve existing affordable homes and improve residents' health. City seeks to offer city loan guarantee to embolden lenders to extend credit to homeowners with lower credit scores.

November 29, 2016 - The Citizen

Changing Miami

Sixty years of highway construction has significantly changed Miami's development patterns.

November 4, 2016 - Modern Cities


The Langston Hughes House and a Gentrifying Harlem

Artists and community members seek to preserve the culture and identity of Harlem amid the growing popularity and expense of housing in their community and all over New York.

October 18, 2016 - Next City

Disneyland, Main Street

Urban Taxidermy: When Authenticity and Artificiality Collide

A new breed of preservation has sprung up in Toronto, where existing structures are partially preserved to give new building's old facades. But is this attempt to preserve the existing streetscape actually succeeding?

July 19, 2016 - Treehugger

Rowhouses Have an Ally in Philadelphia

An important source of housing affordable to wide ranges of incomes has a new, well-funded ally in Philadelphia—the Healthy Rowhouse Project is hoping to make a big impact in 2016.

December 28, 2015 - PlanPhilly


The Hidden Costs of Building Green

New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.

October 26, 2015 - Boston Society of Architects

Dallas skyline

Dallas Delays Controversial Downtown Demolitions

In what is described as a "Penn Station moment," Dallas has approved a demolition delay ordinance for historic buildings downtown. This is an uncharacteristic victory for preservation.

October 7, 2015 - The Dallas Morning News

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