March 4, 2017

Beyond Preservation: Using Public History to Revitalize by Andrew Hurley

By Andrew Hurley

Across the USA, old maintenance has develop into a catalyst for city regeneration. marketers, city pioneers, and veteran urban dwellers have refurbished millions of dilapidated homes and placed them to efficient use as retailers, eating places, nightclubs, museums, and personal flats. consequently, inner-cities, as soon as disparaged as zones of poverty, crime, and rot were re-branded as old districts. even though those maintenance tasks, frequently supported by means of executive tax incentives and inflexible architectural controls, deserve credits for bringing humans again to the town, elevating estate values, and producing vacationer profit, they've been much less winning in growing solid and harmonious communities.

Beyond Preservation proposes a framework for stabilizing and strengthening inner-city neighborhoods in the course of the public interpretation of old landscapes. Its valuable argument is that inner-city groups can most sensible flip preserved landscapes into resources through subjecting them to public interpretation on the grass-roots.  in keeping with an exam of profitable initiatives in St. Louis, Missouri and different U.S. towns, Andrew Hurley demonstrates how rigorous historic research will help groups articulate an area identification and plan intelligently at the foundation of present cultural and social assets.    

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