Rebuilding A Jewel: Successful Strategies in Revitalizing Historic Places

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True Visionaries Understand, Respect and Value design of the past, and who’s goal is to celebrate the old and incorporate it into New.  Lydia is that Visionary. She educates and inspires us, not only to change our perceptions of the Old as something worthless, but to view it instead as a “Diamond in the Rough.” Her book guides us on the exciting and rewarding journey of “Rebuilding a Jewel.
— Mister Billy B., Celebrity Makeup Artist and host of HGTV's Hometown Renovation
Successful revitalisation of historic places has to be founded on understanding what matters and why, and to whom. With its focus on practical ways to engage communities, this book is a great starting point for anyone embarking on a revitalisation project.
— Kate Clark, Visiting Fellow at School of Business, Leadership and Enterprise, University Campus Suffolk, United Kingdom & author of Informed Conservation
Having been involved with the restoration of numerous historic landmarks around the world, I am heartened to see the enlightened approach and dedication that Lydia shows in rebuilding historic communities. Rebuilding a Jewel reminds us how valuable our heritage is, defining who we are today.
— Timothy Corrigan, Principal of Timothy Corrigan Inc., Top 100 Architectural Digest Interior Designer and author of An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé