“Older, Smaller, Better: Measuring How the Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality.”

Great news from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Green Lab!

Per the National Trust: “Today, the National Trust’s Preservation Green Lab released a groundbreaking report, “Older, Smaller, Better:  Measuring How the Character of Buildings and Blocks Influences Urban Vitality.”  The product of more than a year of research led by the National Trust’s Green Lab staff, with support from an international team of project collaborators, the report provides statistical evidence of the unique and valuable role that older and smaller buildings play in the health and prosperity of our cities.

This research represents the most complete empirical test of theories first articulated by Jane Jacobs in her 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Based on data gathered from San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, DC, オンライン カジノ the report brings Jacobs’ theories forward into the 21st century, reconfirming their validity at a time of renewed focus on cities and urban development. The report also establishes a first-of-its-kind methodology for assessing the performance of our built environment. It provides a new framework for measuring the economic and social sustainability of buildings and neighborhoods, along with environmental outcomes.”

To view the entire report, follow the Green Lab link above.  To read more articles about the report and how it can help preservation efforts in your community, click here and here.