Wednesday, July 30, 2014

On Urban Blight Removal VS. Renovation & Re-use

Too often, historic preservation and building re-use and renovation is not part of the discussion when cities address the issues of "blight" and abandonment. Progressive cities and urbanists know that demolition alone causes vacant lots in urban neighborhoods, which itself is a blight, and a loss to the cohesive fabric of a community. Here is a balanced article which discusses the ever important issue of saving what can be saved. Because once it's gone..

Blight in Toledo

1 comment:

  1. Why would someone choose against removals of an abandoned building when all that that building represents is bad? Why not build something new and start afresh?