Does anyone have any good examples of urban renewal or economic development projects that prominently incorporated historic preservation elements? Or where historic preservation has been the cornerstone of redevelopment?
I've seen a lot of discussion about how Smart Growth-type redevelopment should work hand-in-hand with historic preservation. I'm wondering where this has been put into practice and what lessons were learned.
I'm a freelance writer working on planning and urban design issues, and I'm in the early stages of research on this topic. This isn't an assigned project yet, just a idea I'm investigating for a possible future story. Thanks so much.