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Opportunity Zones

Preservation & Opportunity Zones Authorized in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones present both the promise of new investment for historic buildings in distressed communities, and the risk associated with a valuable and uncapped federal incentive that does not attempt to steer...


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Neighborhood Conservation Districts: Planning and Administrative Practices

As part of the National Trust’s work with the City of Detroit on the Jefferson-Chalmers National Treasure Campaign and Neighborhood Development and Implementation Plan, we have been asked to conduct a review of neighborhood conservation district implementation and administrative models. To...

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September/October 1992 Forum Journal: Focus on Local Planning

Table of Contents Saving Architectural Stained Glass by Maureen Clarke Philadelphia's Preservation Incentive by Donna Ann Harris The Case of the Northeastern Village by Philip B. Herr Resource Directory for Preservation Planning State: California's Stewardship of Historic Resources by...


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State: California's Stewardship of Historic Resources

Every preservationist knows that "heritage resources provide not only continuity with our past, but foster community pride, stimulate economic activity, improve housing, enhance the quality of life, and draw hundreds of thousands of visitors every year." These were among the words California's...



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Slide Deck: Opportunity Zones and the Preservation Community

This is the slide deck for the joint Forum and Public Policy Webinar "Opportunity Zones and the Preservation Community" that took place on January 17, 2019. #Economics #Planning #ReUrbanism #taxincentives

January 2019 Webinar on Opportunity Zones - FINAL PPT - To Share.pdf


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Opportunity Zones and the Preservation Community (January 17, 2019 | Forum & Public Policy Joint Webinar)

Learn about the “opportunities” and potential issues for preservation presented by the new federal incentive called Opportunity Zones. #Economics #Planning #ReUrbanism #taxincentives #OpportunityZones


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Opportunity Zones Come Into Focus

By now, you’ve probably heard about Opportunity Zones, but you may still not be sure whether to be excited, alarmed, or indifferent regarding their implications for your community. That’s no surprise—depending on whom you ask, Opportunity Zones constitute either the most significant federal...

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Summer 2012 Forum Journal: Green and Local Powers Preservation

​ Cities both large and small are embracing sustainability for a number of reasons and in a variety of different ways. The Summer 2012 issue of Forum Journal focuses on the efforts of local communities to integrate historic preservation with sustainability goals. These efforts range from ...

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