Historic preservation as gentrification and discrimination
June 15, 2011 9:22 AM Subscribe
[Urban planning] allows discrimination but dresses it up as discriminating taste.
posted by desjardins (59 comments total)
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So says an opinion piece in Reason magazine titled Urban Design Hipsters are Evil
The essay was written in response to a NYT op-ed
suggesting that historic preservation boards be professionalized and made more powerful. And that
piece was written in response to a Rem Koolhaas
exhibit at the New Museum
, which a review
calls "[an examination of] the wrenching simultaneity of the growing “empire” of preservation and the ravages of destruction."