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Two Years Later: Impact of the Vacant Home Tour on a Community

By Marlee Gallagher In 2014 I went to a neighbor’s house for a community meeting and met graduate student, Ken Chu, along with a group of other Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) students, both graduate and undergraduate. They were all enrolled in a class focused on the intersection of design...

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Partnership for Building Reuse: Chicago

Chicago’s older buildings are known the world over as incredible architectural assets. The city is experiencing growth and investment that is bringing population, employment, and vitality back to the city. Townhomes are being rehabilitated and new apartment blocks are sprouting up near...

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Site Plan

Proposed plan for development submitted by the property owner for review by a planning board or other governmental entity that addresses issues such as the siting of structures, landscaping, pedestrian and vehicular access, lighting, signage, and other features. Source: Miller, Julia H. A...


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Demolition by Neglect

Process of allowing a building to deteriorate to the point where demolition is necessary to protect public health and safety. Source : Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources Protection ....


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Comprehensive Plan

Official plan adopted by local governments that guides decision making over proposed public and private actions affecting community development. Source: Miller, Julia H. A Layperson’s Guide to Historic Preservation Law: A Survey of Federal, State, and Local Laws Governing Historic Resources...


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PastForward 2014 - TrustLive: PreservationVENTURE

TrustLive, four marquee presentations that were also available to the virtual attendee live streaming, launched this year at PastForward, Nov. 11-14, Savannah, Ga. These presentations brought together new voices and new ideas to focus on the intersections between historic preservation and larger...


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Diverse Approaches to Partnership in Historic Property Redevelopment

Partnerships are as varied as the challenges and opportunities theyseek to address, and preservation-focused partnerships are no different.Because the revitalization of the built environment touches nearlyevery facet of modern life—political, economic, social, andenvironmental—the possibilities...

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Partnership for Building Reuse: Los Angeles

Learning from Los Angeles: Reusing and retrofitting vacant and underused buildings, including more than 10 million square feet of vacant space in the urban core, can help Los Angeles grow more sustainably and meet changing market demands for new uses such as creative office space or housing. ...

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Partnership for Building Reuse: Philadelphia

Retrofitting Philadelphia: What can be done to extend the benefits of revitalization to more neighborhoods and citizens of Philadelphia? The latest in the Partnership for Building Reuse research series, Retrofitting Philadelphia explores the challenges and opportunities related to building...

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Partnership for Building Reuse: Baltimore

Building on Baltimore's History: Leveraging Baltimore's historic assets to support successful and equitable revitalization across the city. Attempting to answer the question of why building reuse has brought new opportunity to certain areas of the city, while other neighborhoods have not yet...

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