Preservation and Sustainability in Cuba

Havana, 2004 / Photo: Eugenia Woo

Seattle preservationist and developer Kevin Daniels was in Havana last week. He was part of a group of preservation and sustainability professionals who were in the Cuban capital on an educational and cultural exchange sponsored by International Sustainable Solutions and Global Exchange. Kevin blogged about his experience and posted his thoughts in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s blog. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to visit Cuba have found the experience transformative. The architecture in Havana is fascinating (from high-style to vernacular), but it’s the people and Cuban culture that give the place true meaning. We learn from each other.

Kevin’s observations and lessons learned are must-reads. Here are the posts:

Preservation Meets Sustainability in Old Havana

Cuba Offers Lessons on Community, Preservation

Arts and Letters Take Center Stage on Cuba Visit

Beautiful Countryside and Notable Quotes Close Out Cuba Trip