Mitigations

In Appalachia both the people and the place have long been treated as disposable. National forests are patched together from worn-out, used-up property riddled with abandoned coal mines. In the Hocking Valley of Southeast Ohio, environmental restoration has been funded through a series of obscure land swaps under the auspices of a highway project. It’s a strange way to make things right.

In the coal country of Southeast Ohio, the past is a renewable resource, growing larger every year.

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Naomi Stead

Naomi Stead is a columnist for Places. She is an architecture critic and a professor of architecture at Monash University.

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Keith Eggener

Keith Eggener is a columnist for Places. He is Marion Dean Ross Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon.

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Despina Stratigakos

Despina Stratigakos, an associate professor at the University of Buffalo, is a columnist for Places and author of Where Are the Women Architects? and other books on architectural history.

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Shannon Mattern

Shannon Mattern is a columnist for Places. She is Associate Professor in the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York.

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