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    Bloomberg2/8/1913 min
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    • Jessica
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      2 months ago

      I’ve been interested in how Old towns are formed. This article has some fascinating insight into the process and challenges about selecting and funding buildings that are deemed ‘preservable.’

      Being an effective preservationist means understanding that our efforts to save buildings are woven into a complex tapestry of other important social needs, including—but not limited to—affordable housing, economic and social equity, economic development, and climate change. Insisting on an uncompromising approach to heritage conservation—particularly in instances in which the building in question is not a resource of singular historic value—makes it very easy to cast preservationists as unreasonable and out of touch.