Apr 22, 2022

Weekend News Roundup – April 22, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day! PlaceEconomics staff members attended this webinar on Calculating Carbon Savings from Building Reuse and Retrofit hosted by the Preservation Leadership Forum. The tool makes important steps towards quantifying the benefits of adaptive reuse. Pennsylvania is exploring a legislative solution to combat climate ...

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Feb 25, 2022

Weekend News Roundup – February 25, 2022

Preservation News Corretta Scott King’s childhood home, and the house where she and Martin Luther King Jr. were married in 1953, has been slowly deteriorating for the past several decades. “It’s actually more typical than you’d imagine. We pass by many Black heritage sites every day, ...

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Jan 14, 2022

Weekend News Roundup – January 14, 2022

Wow, it’s been a while since we delivered a News Roundup! Here’s the first of 2022 and what we’ve been reading while we were on winter break:  Challenging Histories Katherine Malone-France looks at how we’re redefining preservation for 2022, as a “dynamic effort that is ...

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Jul 02, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – July 2, 2021

Happy 4th of July to all our readers in the United States! Here are some things you can read, watch, and listen to over your long weekend. Have a safe and fun holiday! Grassroot Wins This past week, the House of Representatives passed the INVEST ...

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Jun 18, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – June 18, 2021

TOP STORY The Texas Supreme Court upheld two lower court rulings in favor of the City of Houston and its Historic Preservation Ordinance! Two residents in the Greater Heights neighborhood challenged the legality of the 26-year old ordinance on the basis that it constituted zoning, ...

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Jun 16, 2021

Preservation Summer Reading!

It’s summertime and you’re probably ready to skip out of work early Friday afternoon, tuck a good book into your bag, and head to the beach. And if you’re anything like us, you may want to take the time to do a little preservation-related reading. ...

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Jun 16, 2021

PresPoll Results: Preservation Books

This poll asked about preservation-related books in thirteen categories. PlaceEconomics colleagues suggested books within each category to constitute the survey, but for every question there was also an opportunity for survey respondents to suggest books they felt should be included in that category. Respondents were ...

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Jun 04, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – June 4, 2021

In case you missed it, check out Alyssa Frystak’s recent PlaceBlog about the relative property values and rents in three neighboring multi-family properties in her neighborhood.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation has released its list of the 11 most endangered historic places of 2021. ...

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May 28, 2021

Missing Middle Housing: A Micro-Analysis from Andersonville, Chicago

May 28, 2021  |  Alyssa Frystak 1300 block of West Winnemac Avenue, Andersonville neighborhood, Chicago.  Last week, as I was walking around my Andersonville neighborhood in Chicago, I noticed the above scene. These three buildings–a 3-unit apartment building built in 1909, a 5-unit apartment building ...

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May 21, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – May 21, 2021

PRESERVATION, DEMOLITION, & SUSTAINABILITY As you read this week’s news roundup, check out Waste Dive’s news roundup that covers topics like collections and transfer, recycling, organics, zero waste, landfills, policy, and more. They recently featured our Director of Research and Data Analytics, Alyssa Frystak, speaking ...

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