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Product Details

  • Paperback: 132 pages
  • Publisher: National Trust for Historic Preservation; 2 edition (March 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891333886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891333883
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #829,828 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Donovan D. Rypkema is principal of Place Economics, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development-consulting firm. The firm specializes in services to public and non-profit sector clients who are dealing with downtown and neighborhood commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic structures. In 2004 Rypkema established Heritage Strategies International to provide similar services to world-wide clients. Rypkema has worked with communities in 49 States, 9 Canadian Provinces and 40 countries. He is the author of numerous articles and publications as well as a book, The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader's Guide which has been translated into Russian and Korean. Rypkema holds a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, served on the Board of Advisors of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Boards of Directors of the North Capital Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Washington Council of Agencies and is currently on the Board of Directors of Global Urban Development. He teaches a course on the economics of historic preservation at the University of Pennsylvania where he received the 2008 G. Holmes Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Six on February 25, 2006
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This book helped me and my supporters in framing our arguments over a proposed redevelopment of downtown. A must for anyone who cares about the historic structures, homes, and businesses in their town. Gives real, concrete easy-to-understand arguments for the preservation of historic properties. If your town is facing pressure from developers to "revitalize" an older neighborhood, you need this book to build a case for preserving important properties!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beckwith McDonald on April 17, 2009
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I am a grant writer in Georgia and have found some great information in this easy-to-read guide to the economics of historical preservation. It pointed me in the direction of several Georgia-based studies that strengthen my grants and present hard figures that the grant readers are looking for regarding historic preservation and downtown revitalization.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Donna A. Harris on September 15, 2008
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This is still the best book around for any preservationist to have as a handy reference. For those just starting out and for those in the trenches for years, Don Rypkema's The Economics of Historic Preservation, lays out simple responses to all the confounding questions and arguments that preservationists get from the public each day. Organized in a very readable format, the book provides fact filled answers (ok there are some smart retorts too) for those forced to confront rumor, inuendo and fear mongering during public meetings, press interviews or from citizens who just do not understand the benefits of maintaining historic resources. This book is invaluable for local citizens trying to retain and preserve their downtowns, neighborhoods and individual buildings. A must for every preservationists bookshelf.
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I just began my studies for my M.F.A. in Historic Preservation and I needed to learn more about preservation economics quickly to write a research paper for my admissions. The book is very easy to read and straight to the point. It doesn't waste time and covers so many reasons why historic preservation is beneficial to any economy. I believe that everyone who has even a remote interest in preservation or the economy should read this book. One of the most valuable books I've ever purchased and it will be in my library forever.
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Sometimes the hardest battle in preservation is convincing "the powers that be" that they won't lose money or that this is a good business idea. Rypkema lists off dozens of great arguments and clearly explains their application. It's wonderful especially for students in the field.
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