Older, Smaller, Better
Measuring how the character of buildings and blocks influences urban vitality
All across America, blocks of older, smaller buildings are quietly contributing to robust local economies and distinctive livable communities. This groundbreaking study demonstrates the unique and valuable role that older, smaller buildings play in the development of sustainable cities. Building on statistical analysis of the built fabric of three major American cities, the research demonstrates that established neighborhoods with a mix of older, smaller buildings perform better than districts with larger, newer structures when tested against a range of economic, social, and environmental outcome measures.
- Forum Focus: Putting the Older, Smaller, Better Report to Work - 05/26/14
- Older, Smaller, Better: New Research from the Preservation Green Lab - 05/15/14
- Older, Smaller, Better – Exploring Sources of Character and Urban Vitality Data - 05/14/14
- Big Data: A New Frontier in Historic Preservation? - 03/04/14