28 Nov '11, 1pm

The importance of legacy to #sustainability - choosing what to sustain: #NRDC #smartgrowth #urbanplanning #preservation

The importance of legacy to #sustainability - choosing what to sustain: #NRDC #smartgrowth #urbanplanning #preservation

When we think of “sustainability,” we usually are considering the viability of a place or action into the future – as my friend Steve Mouzon puts it, “can we keep it going in a healthy way into an uncertain future?” But I increasingly think that, when we consider that nourishing the human spirit is just as important as conserving natural resources – we humans are part of this ecosystem, after all – the continuity implied by sustaining something may need to relate to the past as well as to the future. Preservationists know instinctively the importance of connecting to the past and maintaining a legacy as we go forward. But the integration of the past into the present and future is the hard part. In the case of the built environment, how much do we save and what do we do with it? What do we preserve as is, what do we alter and/or adapt, and what do we allow to be demolished?...

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