“Help … give away $1 million in preservation grants to Greater Boston historic places” boast advertisements I’ve seen recently in Boston about a grant program sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The ads invite the public to visit the program website to vote for which of 25 historic sites should […]
A red-hot urban development controversy will move one step closer to resolution at a hearing tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the 3rd Floor Council Hearing Room in the Montgomery County office building in Rockville, Maryland. At stake is nothing less than the purpose of historic preservation, and how preservation should be balanced with affordable housing […]
The weekly newsletter circulated by my representative on the D.C. Council, Jack Evans, contains this personal plea for community members to attend an upcoming zoning hearing regarding a mixed-use redevelopment of the O Street Market: O Street Market needs support from residents The DC Zoning Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the O Street […]
How can a picturesque South African village still deeply divided by the legacy of apartheid accomodate much-needed government housing without ruining their tourist economy? How can the town create economic integration to lift their citizens out of poverty? While I’ve written extensively on other aspects of my month-long trip to South Africa last summer, up till now I have not reported on the planning project we tackled. Read on for the answers we found.
Soon, Pabst-loving hipsters will be able to live in the buildings where the beer they saved was once brewed. Founded in Milwaukee in 1844, the Pabst Brewing Company’s flagship beer earned its name during the 1893 Columbian World’s Exposition in Chicago, where it was awarded the blue ribbon as America’s best beer. However, economic realities […]