More Accolades for Tao of Urban Rejuvenation

We’re thrilled to provide an update that the scholarly journal, Preservation Education & Research, launched by the National Council for Preservation Education, has reviewed The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation in Volume 7 of their annual publication.

Preservation Education & Research (PER) disseminates international peer-reviewed scholarship relevant to historic environment education from fields such as historic preservation, heritage conservation, heritage studies, building and landscape conservation, urban conservation, and cultural patrimony. The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) launched PER in 2007 as part of its mission to exchange and disseminate information and ideas concerning historic environment education, current developments and innovations in conservation, and the improvement of historic environment education programs and endeavors in the United States and abroad.

When the planner Weiming Lu was asked by the board of the Lowertown Redevelopment Corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota,
to write about what he had learned working with them, drawing on his fifty years of practice he embraced the idea with a
thoroughness that few professionals could match. The result is an extremely well illustrated compendium that demonstrates a
wide range of public-private projects. With more than five hundred photographs, perspectives, plans, flow charts, and the author’s calligraphy, the text demonstrates not only how the projects were executed, but also how “building community” remained a
goal for the corporation and the city. The Tao of Urban Rejuvenation is unusual, then, for being the product of
a thoughtful senior professional’s view of what worked and what didn’t, and he explains why.

~ Michael A. Tomlan, Cornell University

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