Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage
Ideas from Seattle that can help cities anywhere protect cultural institutions survive redevelopment pressure and rising rents.
Gregory Scruggs August 1, 2017
Move condemns the destruction of historic cities by terrorist groups in the Middle East, stating that such actions can constitute war crimes.
Gregory Scruggs March 30, 2017
Partnerships between the local government, national government and the Catholic Church keep Quito's historic center looking great and drawing tourists.
Marcela Ribadeneira and Eduardo Varas October 19, 2016
The city that invented a music genre looks for lessons from the city that popularized it.
Gregory Scruggs May 27, 2016

Preserving historic districts boosts tourism and new businesses, an urban development officer at the Asian Development Bank says.

May 6, 2016
As the international community moves to put sustainability at the core of global development strategies, the drafters of the New Urban Agenda need to look to innovations already in place in our historic districts.
Jeff Soule November 12, 2015

Preservationists are dusting off historic buildings to highlight the city’s rich architectural heritage, NPR reports. 

September 15, 2015
As Rio invests for the Olympics, only some of the city’s upgrades are built to last.
Julie Ruvolo August 21, 2015
Trinidad's capital leverages the power of its panyards.
Nigel Campbell and Gregory Scruggs June 10, 2015

The plan would turn the historic indoor stadium into a one-of-a-kind civic space, CultureMap Houston reports.

December 30, 2014

As more ancestral homes in a historic section of Mumbai are sold to developers, preservationists seek to protect the remaining properties, the Financial Times reports.  

September 4, 2014
L.A. may be a young city still but it's creating a model for how to chronicle its historic resources.
Nate Berg July 2, 2014

Cali had an opportunity to watch and learn from the achievements and mistakes of Colombia’s more celebrated cities – and it’s applying those lessons wisely, according to a post on Sustainable Cities Collective.

December 2, 2013
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