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 bgrosicki@placeeconomics.com 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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Dec 06, 2016

Feature Article on Rodney Swink, Habitat III, and the New Urban Agenda

PlaceEconomics and Heritage Strategies International's Rodney Swink, Senior Associate for Planning and Development, was featured in an article on his experience in Quito, Ecuador at Habitat III. You can read the piece here.

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Nov 01, 2016

“Habitat III: Quito, SDGs, NUA, UN-Habitat, and Heritage” by Donovan Rypkema

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. ...

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Oct 18, 2016

PresPoll 7 Recap: The Effectiveness and Use of Heritage Conservation

This month’s PresPoll asked about the effectiveness and the use of heritage conservation as a tool for a range of urban strategies. While we didn’t mention it in the survey, these possible roles for heritage conservation came from the New Urban Agenda, which will be ...

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Oct 08, 2016

Results of PresPoll #6: Sustainable Development

Cultural Heritage, Sustainable Development Goals, and International Organizations For the first time Cultural Heritage has been included as a target area for UN Habitat’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs establish benchmarks for the nations of the world over the next 15 years. This month’s ...

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