Tear Down Tools On The Web
Reading on Sarah Susanka's website, I found a reference for those who have the wrecking ball visiting their neighborhoods. This link gives communities information about alternatives to tearing down old houses, saving those materials and keeping a neighborhood character with its own identity.
There is a lot going on at Sarah's site. I think she needs to clone herself to keep up with all the activity.
Here is a link that might be useful: Teardown Tools on the Web