Zoning and Historic Preservation
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This paper examines how Americans tend not to be much concerned with history or even preserving historic lands and structures. It further discusses recent zoning regulations in various cities, from Portland to Washington D.C. According to the paper, with federal grants and local and state initiatives, plans exist which set a priority for preserving historical areas. One objection, of course, comes from minorities who may be replaced and from developers who now miss out on rebuilding re-selling profits.
From the Paper:"In the rush for centralization, for gentrifying inner cities and somehow revitalizing decaying cookie-cutter suburbs, the need for historic preservation through zoning legislation is needed in order not to destroy both buildings as well as green areas of significance. In some cases, this has caused a serious debate about "eminent domain", which empowers a state, federal -or local government to assume custody of land and/or buildings. When done properly and with positive preservation intent, zoning makes good sense in a country where "new" so often outshines "historic." "
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Zoning and Historic Preservation (2008, December 01) Retrieved December 02, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/zoning-and-historic-preservation-139751/
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