August DAGspace

Architect Katherine Dowdell, former board chair the Preservation Alliance, uses her DAGspace column to make the case that historic preservation is good for investors and good for for the economy in general. Glittering turn-around projects have been leveraged by preservation credits in the recent past, and that strategy can play an even more important role in today’s sluggish economy. Read Katherine’s article.

DAGSpace articles are designed to be the personal views of their authors. We are looking for insightful opinion pieces which will open our eyes to things we hadn’t noticed before, propose solutions to problems we need to fix, or share treasures about this City which will make us all proud. If you have an idea you’d like to write about, contact David Brownlee at

DESIGN ADVOCACY GROUP – The mission of the Design Advocacy Group is to provide an independent and informed public voice for design quality in the architecture and physical planning of the Philadelphia region. Our goal is be proactive as well as reactive; effective as well as thoughtful; critical as well as constructive. We want to create an unparalleled voice for design, a group whose opinion on the quality of our environment is sought after and whose contribution makes a difference. We are a group drawn from a broad spectrum of disciplines, comprised of motivated individuals who are routinely engaged in matters of design, development and planning and who are not afraid to speak out.

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