The Conservation of the Hollow Tree in Vancouver’s Stanley Park

Association for Preservation Technology Bulletin
Volume 42, number 4, 2011, pages 3-12

Co-authored by Harold Kalman and engineer Lorne Whitehead, the article provides a political and technical account of the conservation of Vancouver’s legendary Hollow Tree, a millennium-old Western Red Cedar that its custodian, the City of Vancouver’s Park Board, threatened to take down. The Park Board allowed a group of volunteers, the Stanley Park Hollow Tree Conservation Society – of which the authors are directors – to stabilize and restore the tree. The article describes the practical solution, which combined high- and low-tech methods in an innovative way. It received the Association for Preservation Technology’s Martin E. Weaver Award for the best article on wood conservation.

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Economic Impact of the Arts in Nelson, British Columbia

Municipal World
Volume 114, number 2, February 2004, pages 11-14, 33

Hal Kalman and Okanagan College economist Dennis McGuire measured the economic impact of the Arts and Heritage in Nelson, which was named the best small art town in Canada by arts writer John Villani. Research included surveys of visitors and residents (the demand side) and artists (the supply side), designed by Robert Bailey of AMS Planning & Research. The immense magnitude of the impact surprised everybody, not least of all economist McGuire. The article in Municipal World was revised from the consultant report prepared for the Nelson and Area Economic Development Committee.

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Rehabilitating Qingdao’s Zhongshan Road Neighbourhood

Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 2002, pages 23-25

Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong Province, China, developed as a German possession at the turn of the 20th century. Although the Germans were forced to leave in 1914, they left a rich architectural and planning legacy. A large team of planners and designers, led by Hal Kalman, produced a plan to rehabilitate Qingdao’s Zhongshan Road Neighbourhood, an area developed with dense housing for Chinese residents who conducted business with the Germans. The article, written for the magazine of the Heritage Canada Foundation, provides an overview of the neighbourhood and the plan.

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