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PlaceEconomics is a private sector firm with over thirty years experience in the thorough and robust analysis of the economic impacts of historic preservation. We conduct studies, surveys, and workshops in cities and states across the country that are addressing issues of downtown, neighborhood, and commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic buildings. We specialize in quality, defensible research, and present findings clearly and effectively in formats that can be understood by academics, economists, mayors, city council members, property owners, and local stakeholders alike.

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Results of ADU PresPoll

This poll asked about ADUs – Accessory Dwelling Units. As we explained in the survey, we described ADUs as

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Weekend News Roundup – April 9, 2021

PRESERVATION POLICY Looking again at the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago, preservationists Elizabeth Blasius an

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Deconstruction & Social Enterprise

As we’ve been saying all month, the benefits of deconstruction reach far and wide. In particular, we love ho

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Treasure in the Walls: Reclaiming Value Through Material Reuse in San Antonio

San Antonio Office of Historic Preservation
March 2021

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Historic Preservation and the Biden-Harris Administration

December 2020

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A City at a Crossroads: The Impact of Historic Preservation in Cumberland, Maryland

City of Cumberland
September 2020

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