Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Historic preservation moving beyond saving grand old buildings

Historic preservation is moving beyond efforts to save grand, classic structures from demolition to include entire neighborhoods, says Stephanie Meeks president and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

In her new book, According to The Past and Future City, Meeks points out that older buildings are adaptable, and can be turned into mixed-use space that increases density. This can help alleviate shortages of affordable housing, she contends.

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