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Report on State Historic Tax Credits: Maximizing Preservation, Community Revitalization, and Economic Impact (November 2018)

The National Trust envisions a future where leaders who make decisions impacting our neighborhoods consider the reuse of historic buildings an essential strategy to create more inclusive, prosperous, and resilient communities. The National Trust has long supported the enactment of state historic...

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Untapped Potential: Reuse and Revitalization in American Cities

If older buildings contribute measurably to the success of cities, why are so few of them “protected” in the traditional sense? In cities across the country, the Preservation Green Lab has measured the number of pre–World War II buildings against the number of buildings designated as historic...

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Untapped Potential: Strategies for Revitalization and Reuse

Recognizing the environmental, economic, and community benefits of the reuse of vacant and blighted property, the National Trust for Historic Preservation formed the Partnership for Building Reuse in conjunction with the Urban Land Institute in 2012 to enhance opportunities for reuse in major...


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PastForward Reading List: ReUrbanism

We are continuing our annual reading lists leading up to PastForward 2017. As always, they present curated videos, articles, and projects that we hope will spark discussions in Chicago come November 14–17. Register for the conference today! At PastForward 2016 in Houston, the ...

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Do Short-Term Vacation Rentals Change the Character of Historic Neighborhoods?

As the appeal of living in a historic neighborhood continues to grow across the country, the arrival of short-term vacation rentals (STVRs) has challenged many residents to ensure that the “neighbor” stays in their neighborhoods. The result is a complex debate about the benefits versus negative...

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Two Years Later: Impact of the Vacant Home Tour on a Community

By Marlee Gallagher In 2014 I went to a neighbor’s house for a community meeting and met graduate student, Ken Chu, along with a group of other Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) students, both graduate and undergraduate. They were all enrolled in a class focused on the intersection of design...

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Wisconsin Historic Tax Credit Reports

This April 2017 report analyzed 118 Wisconsin historic tax credit projects that occurred between 2014 and 2016. These projects received contracts for more than $171,095,000 of Wisconsin historic tax credits. Based upon the information provided, Baker Tilly analyzed for 118 Wisconsin historic tax...

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