A round-up of news and stories shared by our PlaceEconomics colleagues for your weekend reading! CITY POLICY San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation continues to lead the way with smart approaches to preservation, including their new apprenticeship program. “The Wood Window Restoration Certification is part of the City of San Antonio’s Office of Historic Preservation’s … Continue reading “Weekend News Roundup – March 12, 2021”
February 2021 PlaceEconomics periodically conducts online surveys on topics of interest to those in historic preservation and related fields. The most recent poll asked about positive and negative impacts of the Coronavirus and the responses to the pandemic taken by preservation professionals. A link to the survey was posted on the firm’s Facebook pages as … Continue reading “Results of PresPoll #7: COVID-19 Impacts on Preservation”
By Donovan Rypkema, Principal I am extraordinarily lucky. In 2004, I made the decision to spend as much of the second half of my career as possible working beyond the United States. I formed Heritage Strategies International as a companion company to my domestic firm, PlaceEconomics. In the 15+ years since then, we’ve been able … Continue reading “The Rewards of International Engagement”
Historic preservation is an area with more than 50 years of demonstrable support from both sides of the aisle. Using historic preservation as a tool for implementation of important policy goals could be a small but very important step in bridging the recent years of dysfunction and begin an era of healing. While historic preservation … Continue reading “Historic Preservation and the Biden-Harris Administration”
This week we will probably hear the proposals for tax reform coming from the leadership in Congress. In anticipation of possible recommendations that the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit might be a target for elimination, PlaceEconomics Principal, Donovan Rypkema, wrote this list of 38 reasons why it should be retained. Feel free to circulate if you think it … Continue reading “38 Reasons to Keep the Federal Historic Tax Credit”
After the Heritage Strategies International team traveled to Quito, Ecuador in October for Habitat III, HSI president Donovan Rypkema wrote a piece for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Leadership Forum blog on the New Urban Agenda and what it means for cultural heritage. Read it here.