Collingwood, Canada

May 31, 2008 – Collingwood, Canada. Lloyd Alter, a writer for Tree Hugger, interviewed Rypkema during the three-day Provincial Heritage Conservation Conference. The Landmarks not Landfill conference focused on conservation and preservation of heritage buildings, and highlighted environmental benefits of heritage preservation. Rypkema spoke on “The Role of Historic Preservation in Sustainable Development,” arguing that historic preservation can be referred to as “smart growth” and that preserving historic neighborhoods throughout Southern Ontario is critical.