How is the renaissance of urban industries an opportunity for industrial heritage preservation? Can ports, waterfront and riverside cities capitalize their historic industrial landscapes in a way that both preserves as well as meets the needs of infrastructure for former and new technological industries? Transportation and industrial projects in Puerto Rico, New York City, and Columbia review the historic building, site and archaeological aspects of interpreting and remaking these unique historic assets.
Subway and tram systems, urban ports and waterfronts are envisioning circular cities where life, work and play integrate for all. These case studies provide preservationists, planners and policy makers with a new vision for historic industrial landscapes. Departing from the practice and concept of adaptive reuse, the session will explore the environmental, social and economical benefits of retaining industrial and manufacturing uses in historic industrial landscapes. Preservation can serve as a hinge that reconciles industries and public life in waterfronts and transportation systems worldwide.
Health, Safety and Welfare
Describe the complexity of road building as a system of interrelated components beyond the grading and surfacing of the road itself.
Recognize the contradictory demands that road preservation implies: modern traffic accessibility versus conservation of historically significant assets, etc.
Identify relevant aspects of the rise of urban manufacturing.
Identify how to source historic materials.
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