Preservation

Yesterday
A new book on adaptive reuse of industrial buildings is reviewed by Carol Berens.
UrbDeZine
August 2, 2018, 7am PDT
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?
Greater Greater Washington
March 24, 2018, 9am PDT
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.
Los Angeles Conservancy blog
March 17, 2018, 9am PDT
An advocacy organization in the Tri-State area (Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana) is raising awareness about the region's 116,000 acres of preserved greenspace.
Cincinnati Business Courier
March 5, 2018, 5am PST
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.
Greater Greater Washington
January 29, 2018, 6am PST
A piecemeal, reactive approach to historic preservation in the capital may burden the future with too many buildings of "middling merit."
Greater Greater Washington
January 19, 2018, 9am PST
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.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 13, 2017, 9am PDT
Latino activists look to preserve a 'Chicano epicenter,' recently given the designation of a UNESCO site.
Next City
June 12, 2017, 1pm PDT
Preservationists have bought one reprieve from the ongoing expansion of developed land in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
June 12, 2017, 11am PDT
The design for the planned city of Columbia, Maryland continues to influence new developments around the world.
The Baltimore Sun
November 29, 2016, 5am PST
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.
The Citizen
November 4, 2016, 8am PDT
Sixty years of highway construction has significantly changed Miami's development patterns.
Modern Cities
October 18, 2016, 10am PDT
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.
Next City
July 19, 2016, 5am PDT
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?
Treehugger
December 28, 2015, 5am PST
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.
PlanPhilly
October 26, 2015, 7am PDT
New green buildings may be de riguer, but preservation does less harm.
Boston Society of Architects
October 7, 2015, 6am PDT
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.
The Dallas Morning News
Blog post
August 5, 2015, 2pm PDT
Attempts to limit new construction to preserve neighborhood character are an example of "beggar thy neighbor" politics.
Michael Lewyn
March 3, 2015, 10am PST
An article by Sven Borg for the Idaho Statesmen introduces the concept of infill while also detailing some of the challenges facing a wave of development in Downtown Boise.
Idaho Statesman
November 7, 2014, 1pm PST
The High Line is proving to be a powerful catalyst for development but the same can be true for nearly all parks (less perhaps the starchitect-designed projects near the High Line), explains former Empire State Development Corp VP Carol Berens.
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