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Summer 2012 Forum Journal: Green and Local Powers Preservation

​ Cities both large and small are embracing sustainability for a number of reasons and in a variety of different ways. The Summer 2012 issue of Forum Journal focuses on the efforts of local communities to integrate historic preservation with sustainability goals. These efforts range from ...


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Spring 2007 Forum Journal: Viewpoints: Engaging New Voices in Preservation

​Table of Contents How Preservation Can Benefit from the Boomer Market by Valecia Crisafulli and Scott Gerloff Changing Culture: A New Way to Save Our Downtowns by Kyle Ezell How Demographics Shape the Future of the Preservation Field by Dan Holland I’m Over 100—Can I...

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Heritage and Sustainability: The Role of Equitable Development in Preservation

By Carlton Eley Pollution can affect public health, weaken local economies, and hinder preservation within communities with environmental justice concerns. When communities are affected by wide-ranging problems, comprehensive and thoughtful solutions are needed. Thirty years ago, the United...

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Q&A with Bourke Reeve, Southface (EarthCraft Sustainable Preservation)

The re-installation of the original hard wood floors which were removed and refurbished for an ECSP project. | Credit: Southface Originally Posted January 13, 2016 Connecting sustainability and historic preservation—understanding how old buildings contribute to sustainable cities...

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Sustainability has come to mean more than simply being environmentally responsible. Older buildings and blocks are a key component to creating successful cities and neighborhoods – historic fabric creates economically vital, socially equitable, and strong, resilient neighborhoods. ReUrbanism ...

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Greening New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward

CSED staff and volunteers lead the way in creating a new fruit orchardfor the Lower 9th Ward @ 4817-4819 Dauphine Street. | Credit: Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development Founded in December 2006, the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement and...

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Integrating Historic Preservation and Sustainability at the Local Level

Welcome to the Summer 2012 edition of Forum Journal . This issue brings together a diverse collection of articles that highlight progress in all corners of the country in advancing the integration of historic preservation and sustainability goals. While sustainability considerations may not...

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Exploring the Link Between Historic Preservation and Sustainability

Preservationists instinctively get it—older and historic buildings, historic neighborhoods, and downtown Main Streets are, by definition, sustainable. But there are lots of definitions of sustainability out there, and preservation’s role is not always clearly understood or articulated. Yet, when...

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Creating a Sustainable Main Street

Over the last ten years, the greater North Park community and the North Park Main Street business district have experienced a new economic and cultural renaissance, emerging as one of the most progressive and exciting urban villages in San Diego. It all got started in 1998 when North Park Main...