Slide Lecture |
Historic Preservation and the Livable City
With Eric W. Allison, the founder and coordinator of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute. In this visual presentation the author shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. He covers such issues as preservation's contribution to the economy of the livable city, the economic and environmental benefits of restoring and reusing historic structures, the link between affordable housing and historic preservation and the importance of preserving our vernacular architecture and existing building stock. Included in this talk is a livable city checklist for the preparation of proposals and plans for preservation, planning, and urban design projects. A robust set of illustrated recent examples, including the revitalizations of Lower Downtown (LoDo) in Denver, Colorado, downtown Austin, Texas, and Downtown Eastside in Vancouver, Canada, demonstrate that historic preservation is a key component in developing livable cities, large and small.
New York City, NY; NYC