Daily Archives: March 28, 2011

Historic preservation

### americancity.org 17 March 2011
Next American City: Buzz
Misunderstanding Historic Preservation
By Johanna Hoffman
Of all the design disciplines, historic preservation is perhaps the most misunderstood. While it’s widely accepted that architects design our buildings, and planners organise our cities, the role of preservationists merits less appreciation. Popular culture abounds with clichés of the preservation zealot – there’s the gray-haired old lady laying herself down in front of an oncoming bulldozer, the guy dedicated to rescuing decrepit buildings and saving historical artifacts, and the Not-In-My-Back-Yard types preventing economic development at every turn.
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█ Last year, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand) hosted Rypkema on a three-city tour, including Dunedin. During his visit he met with city leaders and business people; and presented public lectures at the Old BNZ in Princes St and on campus.

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Dunedin earthquake proneness 2

DCC Earthquake-prone Buildings Policy

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### ODT Online Mon, 28 Mar 2011
Quake policy prepared, owners to pay
By David Loughrey
A new policy to protect Dunedin from the ravages of a disaster such as the recent Christchurch earthquake could cost the city council more than $3 million over the next 10 years, and require significant work to put together a database of earthquake-prone buildings.
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Report – Council – 28/03/2011 (PDF, 404.9 KB, new window)
Review of Earthquake Prone Buildings Policy

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### ODT Online Tue, 29 Mar 2011
Quake proposal open for debate
By David Loughrey
Dunedin’s new earthquake policy got the go-ahead from the Dunedin City Council yesterday; now it is the turn of the public, and the building owners who may have to pay to strengthen the city’s building stock, to have their say. At a full council meeting yesterday, councillors declined to increase the level of strengthening required from 34% to 67% of new building standards, with the latter figure agreed to be outside the ability of most owners to pay.
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