Adrian Scott Fine
Picking Up the Pieces: Preserving Urban Renewal’s Modern Legacy
Mr. Fine’s project will discuss the debate now taking shape across the country about what to do with the modern era buildings and landscapes of the controversial period of Urban Renewal during the 1960s and 70s. Through a series of case studies, interviews with community and thought leaders, and using emerging best practices, Mr. Fine will provide a basis for better understanding these places and how to approach them through a preservation perspective. This discussion is also increasingly relevant as communities today are embracing a new era of urban renewal, through right-sizing strategies in struggling “cold market” regions.
Bunker Hill Redevelopment in LA, circa 1969, Courtesy of LA Conservancy