Repeal Pittsburgh’s Historic Preservation Law

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is the poster child for why many people hate historic preservation. Enacted in 1971 and amended several times, the law created a clunky, confusing, and biased process for designating and regulating historic landmarks and districts. Over its 51-year history, at least two Historic Review Commission chairpersons have resigned because of procedural irregularities.

Repeal Pittsburgh’s Historic Preservation Law

Author: Brittany M.

PhD - Community Engagement; MBA - International Business; BS - Biology/Chemistry; Net Impact - Tech for Good Fellow 2017-18; Board member - La Esuelita Arcoiris. Pittsburgh raised. Enjoy DIY crafting, interior decorating, cooking, and learning new things.

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