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Architecture, Renovation, Preservation, and Sustainability

An Essential Pittsburgh public forum on maintaining our architectural heritage while cultivating new and sustainable development, recorded at the Community Broadcast Center on the South Side Wednesday November 28, 2012. Hear the audio and view the slide shows presented at the forum to the right and below.

Historic Preservation and Renovation in Pittsburgh

What is the difference between renovation and preservation? We’re posing this question to renovation and restoration architect Peter Margittai, president of Preservation Pittsburgh.


The Green Solution

Are older buildings green buildings? Sean Luther, Pittsburgh 2030 District Director; who works at the Green Building Alliance, addresses sustainability in older buildings.


Something Old and Something New

How can we use the past to move forward? John Martine, lead design partner at Strada Architecture, discusses how the blending of old and new structures can benefit neighborhoods and the city. Martine is author of the book Storefront to Streetfront: A Planning and Program Guide for East Carson Street.