Historic Neighborhoods

Houses on Washington Street in the Pine Street Neighborhood Historic District, Cambridge, Maryland.

Opinion: Oversized Mansions Are Harming Maryland Neighborhoods

'Mega-mansions' are rapidly replacing smaller single-family homes, pushing Maryland residents out of its formerly affordable suburbs.

January 9, 2022 - The Washington Post

Highway Building

I-49 'Connector' Planned for Historic Black Neighborhood in Louisiana

A record of decision is expected soon for a plan to build a freeway connector through the neighborhood of Allendale in Shreveport, Louisiana.

March 12, 2021 - KTBS

Jewelers Row

Condo Development Starts Construction in Philadelphia's Historic Jewelers Row

The traditional view of Sansom Street will soon vanish into Philadelphia's past, as the Jewelers Row District makes room for the future.

October 18, 2019 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Detroit, Michigan

Protecting Detroit's Historic Food District

Detroit's historic food district is under very contemporary development pressure, so the nonprofit tasked with managing the market has decided to define principles that prioritize affordability and inclusivity in the area.

April 25, 2019 - Crain's Detroit Business

Lisbon Tourism

Fostering Global Tourism Without Destroying Cities

More people than ever are traveling, but cities around the world are struggling to keep up. A new declaration aims to balance the benefits and challenges of tourism.

April 13, 2019 - Reuters

Stays in Vegas: Six Neighborhoods Considered for National Register of Historic Places

A city famous for reinventing by any means necessary is looking to preserve some of its history.

August 12, 2015 - Las Vegas Sun

Plan Portsmouth

A Small Town's Game-Changing Approach to Mapping

Portsmoth, New Hampshire has created textured, 3D maps of its historic district to help illustrate development impacts during the approval process.

January 15, 2015 - Next City

Historic Properties Decay in Philadelphia’s Old City

Old City in Philadelphia presents a troubling dichotomy—while the neighborhood is a busy location for redevelopment investment, many of its historic buildings are succumbing to neglect.

April 16, 2014 - Philadelphia Inquirer

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