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A Terminal Adventure at Denver's Union Station

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.20.2015 | Denver
Kari Haugeto

Denver's newest attraction is an old landmark: the lovingly restored Union Station. But it's more than an historic terminal. Sure, you can still catc...

Beat of the Drum in Dong Village

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

It has been six months since my last visit to China. This time around, the fragile architecture of Dali Dong village was wrapped in supporting beams and scaffolding as part of the efforts in progress to restore its heart and soul.

Michelin Star Chef Paul Virant: A Preserves Pro!

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.21.2014 | Taste
Elysabeth Alfano

Virant made me a believer in his philosophy, "Eat what you can, can what you can't."

The Asian Elephant Vanishes: Once Revered Animal Becomes Consumer Product

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.17.2014 | Green
Andrew Lam

In a world where even the sacred is devoured, one can't help but wonder, in another century or so, whether there will anything left but a horde hungry humans, and those that will inherit the earth, cockroaches?

Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Darius Arya | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Darius Arya

Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.

How to Save Ugly Buildings

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Julia Rocchi [Preservation Tips & Tools] How to Save Ugly Buildings from PreservationNation "It's always easier to save a place that pe...

How to Plan a Heritage Trail in 7 Steps

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

By Emily Potter [Preservation Tips & Tools] Seven Steps to Plan a Heritage Trail from PreservationNation Great heritage trails are more th...

What the Mayor's Housing Plan Should Include and Why

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

New York City funnels billions of dollars annually into the growth and enrichment of our city. It is time we dedicate our resources to building housing that is truly affordable, for all.

The Demolition Controversy at New York's MOMA: Drawing Future Lessons

Paul Gunther | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Paul Gunther

In the spirit perhaps of no good deed goes unpunished, the Museum's present decision to sacrifice the contemporary if not categorically orthodox modernist Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects Folk Art Museum is nonetheless a record of the increasingly blurred narrative of late 20th and early 21st century aesthetic constructs.

In Land We Trust: How You Can Help Save Hawaii

Jon Letman | Posted 03.16.2014 | Hawaii
Jon Letman

Hawaii is not the smallest state, but it certainly has the most clearly defined boundaries. Even on the Big Island of Hawaii, the vast sweep of ...

Is Animal Rights the Next Human Rights?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Will the passion of the animal rights movement soon become part of an international debate at the United Nations and related institutions as "Digital Diplomacy" takes another advance from the virtual?

The Importance of Art Conservation: An Artist's Perspective

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

The conservator can talk about the nuts and bolts while I try and figure out what was going on in the artist's head and eye. In this case, what did Homer see, how did he chose to paint it, why that and how did he execute it.

Whoever Wins, Move Back Into Gracie Mansion!

Paul Gunther | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York
Paul Gunther

With the New York elections looming, the imminent arrival of a new mayor offers the chance to reanimate the foremost residential aspect and make it a dynamic part of history making rather than as fixed measure of past events alone.

Markets Bring Greens to Consumers, Greenbelts to Cities, Green to Farmers

Adrian Benepe | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities across the country, the end of summer brings throngs to the revived urban famers markets that have become part of the quality of life of many neighborhoods.

REVEALED: Secret Lives Of Baby Snakes

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 08.08.2013 | Science

By implanting baby northern pine snakes with tracking devices, scientists are revealing previously unknown details about the little reptiles' lives. ...

Chinatown House: A Legacy in Need of Saving

Kate Kelly | Posted 08.20.2013 | Los Angeles
Kate Kelly

This week the National Trust for Historic Preservation released its list of most endangered historic places for 2013. One of the buildings listed is Chinatown House in Rancho Cucamonga, California.

Hooked: Hook Kids on Fishing

Jamie Schler | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green
Jamie Schler

Teach by doing is how Anglers For Conservation works, and Hook Kids on Fishing is an outdoor classroom for children ages six to 16. Kids are incredibly receptive to learning and ecology when put in the right mood and in the right setting. And when they are having serious fun.

Taksim Square: The Destruction of Place and the Power of Preservation

Paul Gunther | Posted 08.07.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Like New York's joyously crowded Grand Central and the Arab world's historic squares, Taksim is a public space that in the minds of nascent autocrats risks not merely to accommodate unrest but actually to kindle it.

Celebrate National Park Week 2013

Neil Mulholland | Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

In times like these, with shrinking budgets and diminishing resources, we need to stop and think -- what would this country be like without our national parks?

What Happened on Terminal Island, Why It Matters and What Is at Risk

Kate Kelly | Posted 06.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Kate Kelly

Terminal Island has three separate and very different stories that can best be told by a short trip to the island via one of the four bridges that connects it to the mainland.

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage

Larry Coben | Posted 05.06.2013 | Impact
Larry Coben

Returning stolen objects does not save archaeological sites, creating jobs does. Especially the right kind of jobs.

Lincoln: Spielberg's Glimpse Into America's Design Foundations

Paul Gunther | Posted 01.08.2013 | Arts
Paul Gunther

He above all would acknowledge the transcendence of profound classical language as symbolic of abiding American purpose befitting the founders' most basic intent even in ways contemporaneously inconceivable like abolition.

The Road of Damascus: Shared Heritage Imperiled by a Savage Civil War

Paul Gunther | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Syria endures as one of the world's greatest cultural crossroads. Its architectural and archeological record lends dignity and pride of place to its citizens. The question today is, can this precious national patrimony survive another year or even a few more months?

Cultural Authenticity in the 21st Century

Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Arts
Vincent L. Michael, Ph.D.

Authentic places have proven to attract ongoing financial and human investment -- not by dwelling in a static past, but by embracing a community's roots in its dynamic evolution. But preserving historic sites remains a challenge for all nations.

Living Legacy Project Gives Thanks to Civil War Veterans By Planting New Trees

Kate Kelly | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Kate Kelly

The Journey Through Hallowed Ground partnership has launched an initiative of national significance called the Living Legacy Project to dedicate a tree for each of the more than 620,000 soldiers who died during the American Civil War.