Sustainable Heritage Book

Sustainable Heritage


  • Author : Amalia Leifeste
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-06-14
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317607588

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Sustainable Heritage Excerpt :

This book brings together ecological-conservation theory and heritage-preservation theory and shows how these two realms have common purpose. Through theoretical discussion and illustrative examples, Sustainable Heritage reframes the history of multiple movements within preservation and sustainable-design strategies into cross-disciplinary themes. Through topics such as Cultural Relationships with Nature, Ecology, Biodiversity, Energy, and Resource Systems; Integrating Biodiversity into the Built Environment Rehabilitation Practice; Fixing the Shortcomings Within Community Design, Planning, and Policy; Strategies for Adapting Buildings and Structures for Rising Sea Levels; and Vehicles as a Microcosm of Approaching Built Environment Rehabilitation, the book explores contemporary ecological and heritage ethics as a strategy for improving the livability of the built environment. The authors provide a holistic critique of the challenges we face in light of climate and cultural changes occurring from the local to the global level. It synthesizes the best practices offered by separate disciplines as one cohesive way forward toward sustainable design. The authors consider strategies for increasing the physical and cultural longevity of the built environment, why these two are so closely paired, and the potential their overlap offers for sustained and meaningful inhabitation. Sustainable Heritage unites students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines with one common language and more closely aligned sets of objectives for preservation and sustainable design.

Sustainable Preservation Book

Sustainable Preservation


  • Author : Jean Carroon
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-02-15
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0470882158

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Sustainable Preservation Excerpt :

Sustainable Preservation takes a nuanced look at the hundreds of choices that adaptive reuse requires architects to make—from ingenious ways to redeploy existing structural elements to time-honored techniques for natural ventilation to creation of wetlands that restore a site's natural biological functions. In addition, Sustainable Preservation presents 50 case studies of projects—schools, houses, offices, stores, museums, and government buildings—that set new standards for holistic approaches to adaptive reuse and sustainability. The author covers design issues, from building location to lighting systems, renewable power options, stormwater handling, and building envelope protection and integrity. The book also reviews operational issues, including materials choices for low lifetime maintenance, green housekeeping, and indoor air quality.

Building Reuse Book

Building Reuse


  • Author : Kathryn Rogers Merlino
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-19
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780295742359

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Building Reuse Excerpt :

In Building Reuse: Sustainability, Preservation, and the Value of Design, Kathryn Rogers Merlino makes an impassioned case that truly sustainable design requires reusing and reimagining existing buildings. The construction and operation of buildings is responsible for 41 percent of all primary energy use and 48 percent of all carbon emissions. The impact of the demolition and removal of an older building can greatly diminish the advantages of adding green technologies to new construction. Reusing existing buildings can be challenging to accomplish, but changing the way we think about environmentally conscious architecture has the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions. Additionally, Merlino calls for a more expansive view of historic preservation that goes beyond keeping only the most distinctive structures and requiring that they remain fundamentally unchanged to embracing the creative reuse of even unremarkable buildings. In support of these points, Building Reuse includes a compelling range of case studies�from an eighteen-story office building to a private home�all located in the Pacific Northwest, a region with a long history of sustainable design and urban growth policies that have made reuse projects feasible.

Preservation  Sustainability  and Equity Book

Preservation Sustainability and Equity


  • Author : Erica Avrami
  • Publisher : Columbia Books on Architecture and the City
  • Release Date : 2021-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 1941332706

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Preservation Sustainability and Equity Excerpt :

Heritage occupies a privileged position within the built environment. Most municipalities in the United States, and nearly all countries around the world, have laws and policies to preserve heritage in situ, seeking to protect places from physical loss and the forces of change. That privilege, however, is increasingly being unsettled by the legacies of racial, economic, and social injustice in both the built environment and historic preservation policy, and by the compounding climate crisis. Though many heritage projects and practitioners are confronting injustice and climate in innovative ways, systemic change requires looking beyond the formal and material dimensions of place and to the processes and outcomes of preservation policy--operationalized through laws and guidelines, regulatory processes, and institutions--across time and socio-geographic scales, and in relation to the publics they are intended to serve. This third volume in the Issues in Preservation Policy series examines historic preservation as an enterprise of ideas, methods, institutions, and practices that must reorient toward a new horizon, one in which equity and sustainability become critical guideposts for policy evolution.

Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities Book

Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities


  • Author : Dennis Rodwell
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2008-04-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470759516

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Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities Excerpt :

Conservation and Sustainability in Historic Cities examines how the two key issues of urban conservation and sustainability relate to each other in the context of historic cities, and how they can be brought together in a common philosophy and practice that is mutually supportive. It sets out the theoretical and practical background to architectural conservation and how its perceived relevance and level of attainment can be extended when harnessed to wider agendas of sustainability and cultural identity. It tests the achievement of urban conservation through examples from across Europe and further afield and relates them to the sustainability agenda.

The Economics of Historic Preservation Book

The Economics of Historic Preservation


  • Author : Donovan D. Rypkema
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: City planning
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015064683520

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The Economics of Historic Preservation Excerpt :

Since it was first published in 1994, The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leaders Guide has become an essential reference for any preservationist faced with convincing government officials, developers, property owners, business and community leaders, or his or her own neighbors that preservation strategies can make good economic sense. Author Donovan D. Rypkemareal estate consultant and nationally known speaker and writermakes his case with 100 "arguments" on the economic benefits of historic preservation, each backed up by one or more quotes from a study, paper, publication, speech, or report. In this eagerly awaited 2005 edition, he gives these arguments even more clout by adding new information and insights gained in the last decade. Count on Rypkema to be entertaining, provocative, and convincing as he describes and demonstrates how strategies that include preservation help communities make cost-effective use of resources, create jobs, provide affordable housing, revive downtowns, build tourism, attract new businesses and workers, and more.

Stewardship of the Built Environment Book

Stewardship of the Built Environment


  • Author : Robert A. Young
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 1597263656

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Stewardship of the Built Environment Excerpt :

When we think of green building, we tend to picture new construction. But Robert A. Young argues that the greenest building is often the one that has already been built. In Stewardship of the Built Environment, he shows how rehabilitating and reusing existing structures holds untapped potential for achieving sustainable communities. Students and professionals alike will discover the multifaceted benefits of reuse. Young begins by describing how historic preservation in the United States, often overlooked because of the predominant focus on new construction, is actually an important sustainable design strategy. He then examines the social, environmental, and economic benefits of preservation--from the societal value of reusing existing buildings to financial incentives available for rehabilitation. Young concludes with insights into the future of reusing buildings as a sustainability strategy. He also provides several informative appendices, including a glossary of key terms and acronyms and recommendations for further reading. Readers will become familiar with essential terminology; sustainability and historic preservation metrics; government oversight processes; and opportunities for smart growth afforded by rehabilitation. This knowledge is key to preserving the past while building a sustainable future.

Historic Preservation  Third Edition  An Introduction to Its History  Principles  and Practice  Third edition  Book

Historic Preservation Third Edition An Introduction to Its History Principles and Practice Third edition


  • Author : Norman Tyler
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393712988

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Historic Preservation Third Edition An Introduction to Its History Principles and Practice Third edition Excerpt :

This classic text covers the gamut of preservation issues in layman’s language. Historic preservation, which started as a grassroots movement, now represents the cutting edge in a cultural revolution focused on “green” architecture and sustainability. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the many facets of historic preservation: the philosophy and history of the movement, the role of government, the documentation and designation of historic properties, sensitive architectural designs and planning, preservation technology, and heritage tourism, plus a survey of architectural styles. An ideal introduction to the field for students, historians, preservationists, property owners, local officials, and community leaders, this thoroughly revised edition addresses new subjects, including heritage tourism and partnering with the environmental community. It also includes updated case studies to reflect the most important historic preservation issues of today; and brings the conversation into the twenty-first century.

Sustainability   Historic Preservation Book

Sustainability Historic Preservation


  • Author : Richard Longstreth
  • Publisher : University of Delaware
  • Release Date : 2011-02-24
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461662709

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Sustainability Historic Preservation Excerpt :

Sustainability and Historic Preservation: Towards a Holistic View broadens the horizons of the mushrooming drive to correlate the objectives of these two spheres. To date, discussions of the relationship between historic preservation and sustainability have generally focused on the energy consumption of buildings. The nine chapters in this book show how that agenda can and should be expanded by examining many other facets of the environment, including agricultural lands, urban waterworks, irrigation systems, natural settings, an arboretum, and post–World War II suburbs.

Green Restorations Book

Green Restorations


  • Author : Aaron Lubeck
  • Publisher : New Society Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: House & Home
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 1550924524

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Green Restorations Excerpt :

Green restorations for historic homes.

Equity in Heritage Conservation Book

Equity in Heritage Conservation


  • Author : Jigna Desai
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-10
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429888649

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Equity in Heritage Conservation Excerpt :

Recognised by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as a measure to make cities inclusive, safe and resilient, conservation of natural and cultural heritage has become an increasingly important issue across the globe. The equity principle of sustainable development necessitates that citizens hold the right to participate in the cultural economy of a place, requiring that inhabitants and other stakeholders are consulted on processes of continuity or transformation. However, aspirations of cultural exchange do not translate in practice. Equity in Heritage Conservation takes the UNESCO World Heritage City of Ahmedabad, India, as the foundational investigation into the realities of cultural heritage conservation and management. It contextualises the question of heritage by citing places, projects and initiatives from other cities around the world to identify issues, processes and improvements. Through illustrated chapters it discusses the understanding of heritage in relation to the sustainable development of living historic cities, the viability of specific measures, ethics of engagement and recommendations for governance. This book will appeal to a range of scholars interested in cultural heritage conservation and management, sustainable development, urban and regional planning, and architecture.

Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability Book

Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability


  • Author : Diane Barthel-Bouchier
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-06-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 235
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315431031

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Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability Excerpt :

For cultural and heritage institutions around the world, sustainability is the major challenge of the twenty-first century. In the first major work to analyze this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that programmatic commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats to tangible and intangible heritage, and from social and economic contradictions as heritage developed into a truly global organizational field. Drawing on extensive fieldwork and interviews over many years, as well as detailed coverage of primary documents and secondary literature, she examines key international organizations including UNESCO, ICOMOS, and the World Monuments Fund, and national trust organizations of Great Britain, the United States, and Australia, and many others. This wide-ranging study establishes a foundation for critical analysis and programmatic advances as heritage professionals encounter the growing challenge of sustainability.

Managing Intermediate Size Cities Book

Managing Intermediate Size Cities


  • Author : M. Romanos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-04-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN 10 : 9789401721707

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Managing Intermediate Size Cities Excerpt :

I am both pleased and honored to introduce this book to readers, and I want to take a few moments to explain why. Michael Romanos and Christopher Auffrey have produced a volume which will be of immense value to several different types of people. Planners and other specialists concerned with the development of the Southeast Asian region and the issues and opportunities associated with urban growth and sustainable development will find much to interest them in this book. But the book, I believe, has much wider appeal, and that is what I want to touch on briefly here. The University of Cincinnati, where Michael, Chris, and I work, is attempting to globalize itself - to develop its institutional capacity for international activities, to infuse its curriculum with international themes, and to promote and increase global competence among its graduates. Many American universities are doing this, of course. In the process, we are seeing some very interesting experiments in pedagogy, as faculty look for "learning moments" in new and sometimes exotic places. Michael, Chris, and their colleagues have, it seems to me, developed an outstanding model for learning across national and cultural boundaries. In the chapters which follow, you will read the results of their work. What will be less apparent, however, is the process by which that work was produced.