APT NYC 2013 - “PRESERVING THE METROPOLIS”OCTOBER 12 - 15, 2013 AT THE NEW YORK MARRIOTT MARQUIS IN NEW YORK CITY
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A. Material Conservation in Urban Environment
Cities present challenging environments for the conservation of building materials that must perform in high pollution, extreme exposure, and difficult-to-access locations. These concerns affect material maintenance, durability and the specification and installation of repairs; and often require testing and scientific assessment to determine appropriate new and restoration materials.
B. Balancing Change, Preservation, and Development
The long term success of historic preservation in urban environments requires the active collaboration of preservationists with design professionals, developers, community members and others, in order to balance development pressures with the desire to retain historic streetscapes, buildings, open spaces, etc. The effectiveness of the integration of often-conflicting goals bears directly on the success or failure of preservation in a city and, ultimately, the retention or loss of a city’s character and diversity.
C. Building Types, Districts and Infrastructure
Even metropolises are comprised of collections of diverse neighborhoods and districts, often with unique buildings, parks, streets, subways, infrastructure and utility systems, and other purposefully designed or ad-hoc elements. The retention, protection, and continued use of individual structures and specific neighborhoods are the focus point of preservation efforts throughout the world.
D. Energy Use and Conservation: Exploring the Potential
Improved energy generation and efficiency is essential for worldwide economic growth and environmental protection. Energy has become a private and public sector priority that drives international politics and national, state and local policy and direct investment in new and existing buildings. Through desired or required building performance, energy concerns will continue to have tremendous effects on the preservation of the existing built environment.