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Old & Green Final Paper

Old & Green Final Paper

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from Old & Green: Where Historic Preservation and Evironmental Conservation Overlap, Summer 2008, Master in Preservation Studies, Tulane School of Architecture, Professor Barry Stiefel
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Old & GreenFinal Paper
Anthony DelRosarioOld & Green: Where Historic Preservation andEvironmental Conservation OverlapProfessor Barry StiefelMaster in Preservation StudiesTulane School of Architecture
 
1 CSAR-2600 - Old & Green Professor Barry Stiefel August 5, 2008
 
Anthony DelRosario – Master in Preservation Studies - Tulane School of Architecture
 
Introduction
Prior to taking this class, I had not considered the connections and overlap ofhistoric preservation and environmental conservation. On first thought without athorough background of each, one might think that these two areas of thought aremutually exclusive. However, from learning the history of these practices one isenlightened to the interconnectedness, the reliance, and the symbiosis of the two. Ourmidterm papers on the Antiquities Act took a look at how legislation used mostly fornature conservation eventually led to legislation for historic preservation such as theHistoric Sites Act of 1935 and the National Historic Preservation Act. Our class readingsand discussions covered in detail contemporary thoughts on preservation andconservation. I believe that the readings and discussions opened the eyes of everyonein the class and made us think about how these concepts play a role in our day to daylives and about the role that each of us have within these concepts. Historicpreservation and environmental conservation could not exist without the efforts ofpeople. As the world’s resources become strained, people will not be able to existwithout continued historic preservation and environmental conservation. Ecologicalfootprint analysis is one way to see how we fit into the big picture.
Knowledge Gained
I learned quite a bit from reading
The Antiquities Act : A Century of American Archaeology, Historic Preservation, and Nature Conservation 
. The background of theAntiquities Act shows how deeply interconnected historic preservation andenvironmental conservation are – the concept of preserving not only the prehistoric
 
2 CSAR-2600 - Old & Green Professor Barry Stiefel August 5, 2008
 
Anthony DelRosario – Master in Preservation Studies - Tulane School of Architecture
 
structures that were in danger but also preserving sufficient land around the structuresin order to save the complete scientific and cultural importance of an area. Also, I hadnot realized just how much power was given to the President by way of the AntiquitiesAct. However, I am intrigued by the fact only one Republican president sinceEisenhower in 1961, Gerald Ford (who was a former national park ranger), has appliedthe executive power provided in the Antiquities Act.The readings from the first week of class introduced me to a mind openingconcept, embodied energy. Donovan D. Rypkema’s speech
Economics, Sustainability,and Historic Preservation 
taught me the definition of embodied energy, “totalexpenditure of energy involved in the creation of the building and its constituentmaterials.” (4) His statement that “you’re a fool or a fraud if you claim to be anenvironmentalist and yet you throw away historic buildings, and their components” laidthe groundwork for the subject the readings of several other weeks. (5) The week inwhich we discussed smart growth, green building, and adaptive reuse had the mostimpact from the concept of embodied energy. Adaptive reuse and embodied energy gohand in hand with one another. My case study paper about Big Charity discussedhistoric preservation in coordination with these two concepts.Easements and transfer of development rights are two more concepts that werenew to me. Transfer of development rights is superb tool to help with smart growthsuch as increasing population density which if done correctly can help withenvironmental conservation. For example, development rights from rural or agriculturalareas can be transferred to an urban area. This transfer can increase the compactnessof the community which can in turn reduce the ecological footprint of the community by

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