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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 Content 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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In Historic Boston, Preservation Is a Way of Life

In some places historic preservation is a passing fad. Old buildings are trendy for a while and then they`re replaced with more contemporary styles of architecture and design. But that`s not the case in Boston. For us, preservation is a way of life. Boston is a 400-year-old city that`s rich in...

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Louisville: Bringing People Back to the City

Louisville`s historic neighborhoods are urban treasures that reflect the city`s growth following its first settlement in 1778. Settlers at the Falls of the Ohio were followed by waves of immigrants, developing a thriving river-based mercantile economy that can be traced in Main Street`s cast...

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Citizen Involvement Central to Preservation in Eugene

Eugene, Ore., has been a university town since 1872, when we were selected as the home city for Oregon`s first state university, now the University of Oregon. Our citizens have always been progressive in their inclinations, with strong commitments to education, parks, recreation, quality schools...