- 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: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader's Guide Paperback – Unabridged, March 1, 2005
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In this 3rd Edition (2014), Rypkema laments that the studies and data are somewhat dated, but the arguments are sound - and he is correct. To read through his 100 arguments is a bit tedious and seems redundant ... but that is not the best use of this book. Chapter 11 (the last) is probably the most useful chapter for a "community leader". Here Don lays out 24 likely preservation scenarios, provides key action items, and finishes with reference back to the list of 100 arguments which would be most helpful to know in each scenario. This is invaluable.
For those of us who came into historic preservation in it's hay-day of the 1970's and 1980's, the lessons were hard learned and fought; the benefits can be seen 50 years later in the cities and towns that stayed the course. Unfortunately, economic and political forces have changed, and a new generation must step up to the challenge of making economic arguments now, if they want to enjoy the benefits in 30 years. Don's book will help.
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Especially as a student of Rypkema, I will say this book is a great asset to my collection.Published 15 months ago by Nathaniel
This book is so biased and basic that unless you have absolutely no knowledge at all, I would spend my money elsewhere. Read morePublished on May 20, 2014 by The Sassy Countess
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. Read morePublished on April 4, 2014 by Shayna Scott
This book provides a good background into historic properties and their economics and important facets to consider. I found it to be quite helpful to me as a real estate appraiser.Published on August 4, 2013 by Franklin Flato