Houston preservationists using YouTube to get the message out

Proof that others are using Web 2.0 technology to make an impact.

Group trying to preserve old Sixth Ward character posts front-porch testimonials on YouTube.com
Click, sit and stay awhile

— reported by the Houston Chronicle

Leaders of one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods, developed long before cars, paved roads or utility poles became part of the urban landscape, are using 21st century technology in their struggle to preserve a dwindling number of Victorian-era houses.

A series of YouTube.com videos features homeowner testimonials about the need to preserve the character of the area just west of downtown, which is listed on federal and local historic registries.

Posting the videos was an act of “creative desperation” after activists waited almost a year for city officials to help them create land-use regulations through the neighborhood’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, or TIRZ, said Larissa Lindsay, president of the Old Sixth Ward Neighborhood Association.

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I may get an account just to see these videos. If any of you have viewed them already, let me know what you thought.

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