Mar 22, 2021

Let’s Talk About: Deconstruction

Over here at PlaceEconomics, we are big fans of deconstruction. It's encouraging to see more and more cities using it to improve safety, create jobs, and encourage materials reuse. We are excited to share some of the larger takeaways from our latest report for the ...

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Mar 15, 2021

Results of PresPoll #8: Deconstruction

March 2021 This month's poll asked about deconstruction. Fundamentally, preservationists are in the business of saving historic structures, not tearing them down. But pragmatic preservationists acknowledge that sometimes historic buildings won’t survive. Rather than accepting that demolition debris go straight to the landfill, preservationists who ...

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Mar 12, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – March 12, 2021

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 ...

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Feb 19, 2021

Results of PresPoll #7: COVID-19 Impacts on Preservation

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 ...

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Feb 10, 2021

The Rewards of International Engagement

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, ...

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Apr 21, 2020

Announcing Remote Services

For 30 years, PlaceEconomics has armed the preservation world with data-driven arguments on the economic impacts of historic preservation. We strive to do so even amidst the challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic also comes at a time when historic preservation is ...

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Jan 31, 2020

Comments to the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing

Last year, President Trump signed Executive Order 13878, “Establishing a White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.” Historic Preservation requirements are among several “regulatory barriers” cited in the Executive Order.  We know this is not true! HUD issued a request for information ...

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Aug 15, 2019

Big changes at PlaceEconomics!

We have several exciting personnel announcements to share at PlaceEconomics!  30 years ago, our firm’s principal, Donovan Rypkema, found a niche, as-of-yet unexplored corner of both the real estate world and the historic preservation field, looking at the economic benefits of historic preservation. For many ...

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Mar 22, 2019

Summer 2019 Internship Opportunities!

We are seeking 2 interns this summer. Both are remote internship experiences, you can live anywhere and work with us! Email resume and cover letter to: Briana Grosicki Director of Research Apply by April 19, 2019. Position 1: Research and Editorial Intern (remote) PlaceEconomics, ...

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Sep 26, 2017

38 Reasons to Keep the Federal Historic Tax Credit

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 ...

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