Preserving the future

Kim Trent, Executive Director of Knox Heritage, surveys the trends of preservation and how they're playing out in Knoxville in this discussion of Past and Future City: How Historic Preservation is Reviving America’s Communities by Stephanie Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy.

“Stephanie Meeks makes a compelling case for creating great cities through historic preservation and she shares strategies that can guide us along the way,” Trent said.  “She also addresses the challenges we all face in preservation since the work touches on so many aspects of our communities: history, economics, urban planning, diversity, transportation, affordable housing, sustainability, architecture, real estate, and government among many others. But for those who value history, architecture and sustainable communities, the rewards are definitely worth the struggle and make success all the sweeter and more meaningful.”