We’ve all heard the saying that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But how does that laissez-faire attitude translate to the communities in which we live? We consider how perceptions of beauty affect our attitudes toward historic buildings, and whether new developments should be held to a tougher aesthetic standard.


  • Roger Lewis Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park

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