Apr 09, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – April 9, 2021

PRESERVATION POLICY Looking again at the Pilsen neighborhood in Chicago, preservationists Elizabeth Blasius and Zach Mortice reflect on how a failed plan to landmark the neighborhood might serve as an important lesson for the field in an op-ed titled, “How a Plan to Save Buildings ...

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Apr 02, 2021

Deconstruction & Social Enterprise

As we’ve been saying all month, the benefits of deconstruction reach far and wide. In particular, we love how deconstruction initiatives and ordinances spur creative and socially-minded business and nonprofit models that benefit preservation, local economies, workforce training, and the environment. The following three stories ...

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Mar 26, 2021

Weekend News Roundup – March 26, 2021

Twice a month, we publish a roundup of preservation and city-building news and stories for your weekend reading. It's a collection of articles that our PlaceEconomics colleagues read this month, all in one place for your convenience. If you would like to receive the weekend ...

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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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