Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Friday, October 17, 2014

DC area house tours this weekend

This kind of activity is very important.  If you don't identify what's important, what's part of history and heritage, then it's easy for people to not care.

 And house tours can be a good way to get ideas for your domicile.

DC has two house tours on Sunday.  One is in Dupont Circle, always interesting, usually a mix of civic spaces and houses. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 on the day of the Tour. To purchase, visit Dupont Circle Citizens Association.

The other is in DC's Crestwood neighborhood, a community marked by mid-century architecture, the neighborhood house tour is a fundraiser for an affordable housing organization.

On Saturday, in the suburbs in Reston, Virginia, they will be celebrating the community's 50th anniversary with the Reston Homes Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

And in Lancaster, PA,  this coming weekend, the Historic Preservation Trust will be sponsoring a building tour of commercial and civic buildings in the city's core--20 buildings will be open.



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