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Continuity and Context in Urbanism and Architecture: The Honesty of a Living Tradition

Conservation Bulletin Issue 59: Autumn 2008
  • Hank Dittmar
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Abstract

As an American who moved to Britain to take up post at the Prince’s Foundation, I anticipated a collegial partnership between conservation architects and those concerned with historic fabric and people like myself planning new development that was sensitive to the environment and human scaled. Certainly, as an urbanist concerned about the negative impacts of 20th-century sprawl and the other detritus of modern-movement theories of the city, I had always enjoyed a robust partnership with what is called the preservation community in the US.

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