Gray Area: Provocations on the Future of Preservation
1 Nov 2011
On October 19, 2011, The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage funded Gray Area, a moderated panel discussion organized by DesignPhiladelphia. Panelists included Tod Williams (Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects), Lloyd Alter (TREEHUGGER.com), Mark Alan Hughes (founding director, Greenworks), Randall F. Mason (associate professor and chair, PennDesign) and Susan S. Szenasy (editor in chief, Metropolis Magazine).
Using the Philadelphia region as a point of departure—but encouraging regional, national and global perspectives—Gray Area considered preservation in light of new economic realities, demographic shifts, technological changes, environmental pressures, and myriad fast-changing factors.