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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Oct 07, 2016

Results of PresPoll #5: Resource Protection

There are five ways to protect historic resources: Ownership, Regulation, Property Rights Tools (like easements and transferable development rights), Incentives, and Education and Advocacy. This month’s PresPoll tried to learn what organizations are effectively using each of those methods. We asked our Facebook friends how ...

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Jul 10, 2016

Results of PresPoll #4: Are We Compatible?

This month’s PresPoll asked if you saw the goals of ten national organizations as being compatible with four areas in which PlaceEconomics works – historic preservation, downtown revitalization, economic development, and place making. Now we’ve never claimed that our monthly PresPolls constitute a representative sample ...

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Jun 10, 2016

Results of PresPoll #3: Main Street

PresPoll #3. The 4 Points of Main Street Main Street is economic development in the context of historic resources. That’s the definition of the Main Street program we at PlaceEconomics have used for 35 years. Main Street is a program of economic development, and design, ...

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May 10, 2016

Results of PresPoll #2 – Adaptive Reuse

The responses are unequivocal. Our respondents believe that without adaptive reuse you simply don’t have successful historic preservation. Three quarters felt adaptive reuse was critical; around a quarter felt it was important. One percent had no opinion. And zero people, ZERO, said that adaptive reuse ...

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Apr 10, 2016

PresPoll #1 Results: Biggest Preservation Win & Loss in 2015

Our first PresPoll #1 survey launched on March 15, 2016. We asked two open-ended questions: What was 2015’s biggest preservation win and biggest preservation loss. Answers ranged from specific building addresses to tax credit programs to the loss of Syrian monuments. We mapped site-specific responses within ...

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Oct 10, 2012

RCI takes a road trip!

Summer is the season for road trips. We took a long one in June, winding up to Milwaukee from Georgia, looping through Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana, then dipping down to New Orleans for a big conference and some beignets. We ate our fair share of ...

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