Preservation

May 13, 2013, 5am PDT
A new report has sought to quantify the annual costs of America's assorted environmental protection efforts for the first time.
Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2013, 5am PDT
Rather than continually build new towns on the outskirts of today's cities or struggle with creating a sense of place in newly constructed environments, could we resurrect old settlements to connect the old with the new?
Humanitarian Space
April 16, 2012, 7am PDT
NYU has announced its intention to reduce the proposed square footage for their controversial Greenwich Village expansion plan by approximately twenty percent.
New York Times
February 4, 2012, 9am PST
Facadism is often criticized for its awkward juxtapositions, but here are eight of the nicest facadist renovations from around the world, according to Stephen Smith.
International Business Times
Blog post
November 1, 2011, 6pm PDT
Barbara Knecht
August 24, 2011, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave approval to kayakers and canoeists to paddle down a 1.5 mile strip of the L.A. River that is deemed by the federal government safe enough for public recreation, reports Michael Martinez for CNN.
CNN
January 19, 2011, 11am PST
The industrialization of Hong Kong created hundreds of abandoned villages on the outskirts of the city. Today, these rural villages struggle to rejuvenate their economies and preserve their traditions.
The New York Times
March 17, 2010, 6am PDT
The Colorado River Delta is in tough shape once it ventures into Mexico. But now, a group of NGOs and local governments are showing how the sensitive area can be kept clean.
Miller-McCune Magazine
Feature
October 22, 2009, 5am PDT
With the emergence of new traditional design patterns among contemporary architects, the standards and rules that have defined historic preservation are becoming obsolete. Steven W. Semes calls on planners and designers to create a new ethic of harmonious intervention into historic settings.
Steven W. Semes
October 7, 2009, 6am PDT
Drawn to the Galapagos Islands by their booming tourism industry, thousands of poor Ecuadorians are being booted from the sensitive ecosystem to counteract the negative impact of the rising human population.
The New York Times
August 25, 2009, 7am PDT
The Los Angeles Conservancy has been building a coalition to preserve the Century Plaza Hotel after developers announced plans to replace the hotel with new mixed use development.
The Planning Report
June 19, 2009, 1pm PDT
25 farmers in Fairfield County, Ohio are attempting to prevent future development by preserving their farmland in permanent agricultural use.
The Columbus Dispatch
June 19, 2009, 8am PDT
Locals are concerned that a real estate development approved to replace Hollywood Park, one of California's few remaining thoroughbred racetracks, will be underused in this housing crisis.
The Architect's Newspaper
June 11, 2009, 8am PDT
The first phase of the High Line is finished and ready for strolling as Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg cut a red ribbon on Monday morning.
The New York Times
Blog post
May 25, 2009, 12am PDT

See the building and the walls in the lower left?  They're designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.  They're part of the ensemble he designed at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).  Mies and his office designed this corner around the same time they were designing the masterpiece on campus - Crown Hall.  

Edward Lifson
February 27, 2009, 2pm PST
At Yale, a modernist landmark is preserved and revitalized. Ada Louise Huxtable looks at the challenges in updating the harshness of brutalist architecture.
The Wall St. Journal
June 9, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>As logging declines in Colorado forests, developers are preparing to build in pockets wedged in-between parkland. The proper use of historic easements is at the center of the debate.</p>
High Country News
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