Place Economics

APA Arkansas Chapter


Friday, September 12, 2014
9 a.m. - noon CDT

CM | 2.50

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In the past historic preservation has been advocated primarily for its aesthetic and cultural contributions to a community. Those reasons are as important as ever. But in recent years new research and new perspectives have broadened the role that preservation can play. This session will be divided into three sections. First, what are the economic contributions to a local economy? Second, what is the relationship between historic preservation and the “economics once removed” variables such as the environment, walkability, neighborhood stability, etc? Third, how should historic preservation be used in cities “rightsizing” efforts? And finally how is historic preservation being incorporated into a larger urban planning context? Examples and discussion with the group will be used to help further understand and use the prinicpals provided in the talk.