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Nussbaum: How to make people care about heritage buildings

June 11, 2017

Ottawa Citizen

Tobi Nussbaum

As Ottawa played host to the 2017 Ontario Heritage Conference last weekend, I have been reflecting on the key questions of heritage conservation.
How is the public interest served by promoting and protecting heritage buildings? How do we balance the public benefit with the rights of property owners? What constitutes heritage and who gets to define it – the broader community, elected officials, heritage planners and experts?