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Author Meeks, Stephanie, author.

Title The past and future city : how historic preservation is reviving America's communities / Stephanie Meeks ; with Kevin C. Murphy.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2016]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  711.4 MEE    AVAILABLE
Description xv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-320) and index.
Summary "In The Past and Future City, Stephanie Meeks, the president of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, describes in detail, and with unique empirical research, the many ways that saving and restoring historic fabric can help a city create thriving neighborhoods, good jobs, and a vibrant economy. She explains the critical importance of preservation for all our communities, the ways the historic preservation field has evolved to embrace the challenges of the twenty-first century, and the innovative work being done in the preservation space now"--provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction: The Powers of Place -- Downtown Is For People: Competing Visions of the Ideal American City -- Older, Smaller, Better: How Older Buildings Enhance Urban Vitality -- Making It Work for Your City: Unleashing the Power and Potential of Historic Fabric -- Buildings Reborn: Keeping Historic Properties in Active Use -- Our Diverse History: Towards More Inclusive History and Communities -- Mitigating the Great Inversion: The Problems of Affordability and Displacement -- The Greenest Buildings: Preservation, Climate Change, and the Environment -- Conclusion: The Future of the Past: Livable Cities and the Future of Preservation.
Subject City planning -- Social aspects.
Historic preservation -- United States.
Cultural property -- Protection -- United States.
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- United States.
City planning -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00862253
Cultural property -- Protection. (OCoLC)fst00885019
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration. (OCoLC)fst00957729
Historic preservation. (OCoLC)fst00957821
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Murphy, Kevin C., 1974- author.
ISBN 9781610917094 (paperback)
161091709X (paperback)

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