I’m told that the original blogs tried to bring order to the World Wide Web primarily by pointing their readers to interesting articles or websites. I’m not exactly on the cutting edge of technology, so I probably wasn’t even aware of blogs at that point in their history. Nevertheless, today we’ll go old-school and send you to some recent articles that I’ve found interesting and thought you might too:
- “LA Times asks, “Is ‘Old’ Really the new ‘green’?“: a National Trust review of an LA Times article about historic preservation and the Green movement
- “Preservationists ask judge to stop 2 hospital projects in historic New Orleans neighborhood“: an update on the Charity Hospital/Veterans Administration/Midtown issue.
- “Segregation Forms“: on Architecture Research, the blog of the Southeastern Architectural Archive at Tulane, about the architecture of segregation
- “Detroit: Embracing the Ruins“: a look on The Urbanophile blog at proposals to turn Detroit’s massive and beautiful abandoned architecture into tourist attractions.
- “With Health-Care Votes Settled, Congress Moves to Energy-Creating Jobs“: more from the National Trust about government credits for energy-efficiency, a topic I’ve covered before.
- “New life at night . . . in Gulfport“: a JacksonNow! (Downtown Jackson Partners blog) comment on a Sun-Herald story about new businesses in downtown Gulfport bringing nightlife back to downtown. Maybe Gulfport will take a look at downtown Jackson, where downtown development and nightlife has been spurred on by a major hotel renovation, rather than by demolition.
- “Disappearing Architecture: Vicksburg’s Shotgun Shacks“: over on Kodachromeguy’s Urban Decay blog, poignant pictures of a once ubiquitous part of the Mississippi landscape, now fast disappearing.
- “On the Hill: Voice of Preservation heard loud and clear at House budget hearing“: a National Trust report on congressional budget hearings that got into the details of the proposed cuts to Save America’s Treasures and Preserve America, and a link to Preservation Action’s report, “Appropriation Subcommittee questions Preservation Funding Cuts“
- “PBS’s ‘American Masters’ explores architect I.M. Pei’s journey back to his native China“: LAST NIGHT! Phooey, I missed it, and it would have been so timely, what with our discussion earlier this week of the Wong brothers‘ work for Pei.
And on another note, for those who love statistics as much as I do, March 2010 was the first month that MissPres topped 5,000 views for the month–and that’s no April Fools joke. Congratulations, y’all!