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TWENTY-FOUR REASONS HISTORIC PRESERVATION IS GOOD FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

Historic preservation is good for cities . . .no, not just good, historic preservation is great for cities. The reasons preservation is great for cities are multiple:¬†aesthetic, symbolic, cultural, social, educational, economic, and others. In recent years these values have been well articulated, notably by Tom Mayes in Why Old Places Matter, Stephanie Meeks in The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities; Historic Preservation and the Livable City by Eric W. Allison and Lauren Peters; The Future of the Past: A Conservation Ethic for Architecture, Urbanism, and Historic Preservation by Steven W. Semes; several books by Roberta Gratz, and others. Each makes a convincing case for the importance of historic preservation in American cities. To read more or download the article, click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ylY7uxWkfoCaNODqWts1Y7711PmLKeqA/view?usp=sharing