Historic Preservation and the Livable City

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Wiley, Dec 7, 2010 - Architecture - 272 pages
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For both the preservation professional and urban planner, this book shows how preservation is a key to the creation of livable cities. The author Eric Allison, the founder and coordinated of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, offers tools and case studies that preservationists and planners can learn from in implementing preservation projects or plans in cities large and small.  This book is a must read for anyone working in or interested in these fields and the creation and maintenance of livable cities.

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ERIC ALLISON, PhD, AICP, is the founder and coordinator of the graduate historic preservation program at Pratt Institute in New York City, where he has taught city planning and historic preservation since 1996. He was president of the Historic Districts Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to New York City preservation, from 1990 to 2000. In 1998, Allison was appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as a Centennial Historian of New York City. He is currently the Chair of the National Council for Preservation Education, the organization that certifies historic preservation programs in the United States. He holds a PhD in urban planning and historic preservation from Columbia University.

LAUREN PETERS is an architectural designer and historic preservation specialist at Walter B. Melvin Architects, a New York–based, award-winning firm that specializes in exterior restoration. She received a bachelor of fine arts from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and holds both a master of architecture and a master of science in historic preservation from Pratt Institute in New York City.

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