New York Times’ Cities for Tomorrow Conference

July 19, 2016 – New York Times’ Cities for Tomorrow Conference. PlaceEconomics and HSI principal Donovan Rypkema and Harvard professor Edward Glaeser discussed historic preservation, affordable housing, and hot-market cities in a session titled, “Preservation: Pride or Prejudice?” You can watch the video of their conversation below.

KNME-TV/New Mexico in Focus

December 13, 2013 – KNME-TV/New Mexico in Focus. Donovan Rypkema spoke on the economic impact of New Mexico’s MainStreet program, along with MainStreet New Mexico director Rich Williams and Patrice Frey, president and CEO of the National Main Street Center.

Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award

In 2012, Donovan Rypkema was awarded the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s highest honor. Watch the awards video and read his special lecture below.Crowninshield Lecture by Donovan Rypkema, 2012 [PDF]


February 27, 2012 – WNPR, CT. Donovan Rypkema was featured on WPNR/Connecticut Public Broadcasting’s Where We Live in a segment about property values and historic places. Click the play button below to listen.

The Greenest Building

2010 – The Greenest Building is a documentary that examines preservation through the lens of sustainability. It features interviews with 14 preservation advocates, politicians, architects, and developers. Watch the clips below to see Donovan Rypkema speak about adaptive reuse and sense of place.

Charleston, SC

July 28, 2010 – Charleston, SC. Donovan Rypkema delivered a keynote speech at the 2010 International Heritage Development Conference (IHDC). The week-long conference is sponsored by the Alliance of National Heritage Areas (ANHA) and attracts partners within the heritage development field to its series of seminars, tours, and innovative discussions on how to improve the tourism industry worldwide. Excerpts of his speech are below.