Category Archives: Heritage Conservation

Building Resilience Guidelines Sneak Previews at Recent Conferences

As part of the  proceedings at the APTi Conference in Quebec City in October 2014 Heritage BC and Parks Canada’s Federal, Provincial and Territorial Collaboration on Historic Places provided an information sheet featuring the forthcoming Building Resilience Guidelines.  The information sheet provided an overview of the document’s purpose, it’s connection … Continue reading Building Resilience Guidelines Sneak Previews at Recent Conferences

Washington Post: An economic defense of old buildings

Jane Jacobs, a woman akin to the patron saint of urban planners, first argued 50 years ago that healthy neighborhoods need old buildings. Aging, creaky, faded, “charming” buildings. Retired couples and young families need the cheap rent they promise. Small businesses need the cramped offices they contain. Streets need the … Continue reading Washington Post: An economic defense of old buildings

Heritage Day 2013: Good Neighbours Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods on February 18, 2013

Ottawa, ON, November 21, 2012 – For Heritage Day 2013, Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) encourages Canadians to celebrate Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods and their importance to our communities. HCF promotes the third Monday in February as Heritage Day and has long advocated adopting this date as a national holiday. Whether made … Continue reading Heritage Day 2013: Good Neighbours Heritage Homes and Neighbourhoods on February 18, 2013

Eco-districts Summit: October in Portland

From the PoSI Portland Sustainability Institute’s Website, some key info on the annual Eco-Districts Summit conference which MTBA’s Mark Brandt will be attending with some local colleagues who agree that this is an important gathering for any communities that want to pursue sustainability, economic primacy and healthy citizens. We will … Continue reading Eco-districts Summit: October in Portland