Sep 16, 2022

Weekend News Roundup – September 16, 2022

Green Things Sara Bronin’s research considers how legal reforms can help align historic preservation and energy efficiency policy in this white paper for the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy.  The Guardian reviews the book Building for Change, which looks at creative adaptive reuse with an ...

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Aug 05, 2022

Weekend News Roundup – August 5, 2022

Preservation News A plan to renovate the Main Reading Room in the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress has preservationists pushing back.  An spectacularly 80s New York City subway entrance inside a Wall Street skyscraper is set to be demolished, raising questions about the ...

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Jul 15, 2022

Weekend News Roundup – July 15, 2022

Preservation News Five Alabama HBCUs will receive 2.5 million in historic preservation grants to preserve historic places on their campuses. An accidental documentation project led to the Rural Indexing Project, an extensive index of vernacular roadside buildings across America. Green-ish  A project redeveloping a former ...

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Jun 03, 2022

Weekend News Roundup – June 3, 2022

Preservation News The National Park Service announces $7.27 million dollars will go towards funding grants to help with preservation in rural communities. The National Trust for Historic Preservation published its list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2022. PBS News highlights five U.S. ...

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Jun 01, 2022

Status of Historic Preservation PresPoll

May is Historic Preservation Month, so it seemed appropriate to have a PresPoll on the status of historic preservation in the United States. The link to the survey was shared via our three Facebook pages (PlaceEconomics, Heritage Strategies International, and Donovan Rypkema) as well as ...

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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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