Historic Preservation in the USA by Dr. Karolin Frank, Professor Patricia Petersen (auth.), Dr.

By Dr. Karolin Frank, Professor Patricia Petersen (auth.), Dr. Karolin Frank, Professor Patricia Petersen (eds.)

Since the Sixties, public realization has been drawn more and more in the direction of the thematic hyperlink among ancient maintenance and concrete making plans. these days, the prepared ancient renovation circulate within the united states is greater than a trifling "yearning for history": it represents an lively and vital a part of city making plans in US towns. on the way to procedure those making plans, monetary, and social concerns within the box of old protection, this booklet analyzes various interdisciplinary tools, concentrating on 4 chosen old districts in the significant enterprise districts of Philadelphia and Boston (in the north) and Charleston and Savannah (in the south).

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S. Department of the Interior 1996, p. 99). A law that was passed in 1972 32 Eight of the fifteen Historic Areas (ibid. pp. 106) include canals or, according to historical and economic evaluations, areas with a canal-like river system. Examples include Ohio and Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor, Delaware and Lehigh Navigation Canal, Illinois and Michigan Canal (all of which were nominated as National Historic Areas on 1th November 1996). 22 3 Historic Preservation and Urban Planning refers to "mixed" areas in Canada and the United States.

A city's tourism industry and economy can clearly be improved through preservation projects. 5 Synergetic Effects: Historic Preservation and Urban Planning Today 29 nomic and political concerns, if the deterioration of monuments and landmarks is involved. Consequently, the maintenance of less attractive monuments is often handed over by state authorities to national organizations, with the administrative responsibilities delegated upwards to higher authorities. This is generally due to a the local organizations' lack of interest in that specific part of local history, whereas national institutions can view the object in question with greater neutrality.

In this way, history serves to define social identity and allows location-specific identities to exist. Certain historic preservation institutions have therefore a strong motive to include minorities in the preservation projects, as mutual agreements create a greater sense of responsibility towards the neighborhoods (see also: Iv-Phl-11; Iv-Bos-1). Historic preservation within the field of urban planning must also deal with related economic and political issues. It can also act as a means of bringing under control influential exogenous urban factors, such as globalizing tendencies, which are often taken into account in individual planning drafts.

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