The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation Is Reviving America's Communities - Stephanie Meeks

Staff Pick

Meeks extensive knowledge in the preservation world as head of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and formerly of The Nature Conservancy makes her voice on the importance of treasuring the old built environment of superior note. Making the case that old buildings in cities are beneficial on all fronts from financial to environmental, Meeks points us towards a vision of the future city as one that is diverse in it's built make-up reflecting the values of the modern era for diversity and respect. Revealing research finds blocks with smaller, older buildings have more stores owned by women and minorities, they are more diverse ethnically and economically in their tenant make-up. Anyone who is interested in urban design and the future of our growing cities will want to read this.

The Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America's Communities By Ms. Stephanie Meeks, Mr. Kevin C. Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781610917094
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Island Press - October 4th, 2016