Economic benefits of preservation

Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Briana Grosicki of PlaceEconomics

Briana Grosicki, associate principal of PlaceEconomics based in Washington, D.C., joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss the economic benefits of preservation. We covered multiple topics, including: Briana’s background, including growing up regularly visiting local battlefields in Virginia, volunteering with her main street district as a teen, to working with Donovan Rypkema  Briana’s additional roles …

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LABOR DAY: Preserving its meaning, sustaining our workforce

LABOR DAY – although it was yesterday, we feel it’s timely to discuss it. Now known as the unofficial end of Summer, a time for store sales, or an extra long weekend for some. But the history and meaning behind the day represent the struggles of laborers in the American workforce, and collective issues that …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Bob Yapp, Preservationist

Bob Yapp – noted preservationist, teacher, and consultant – joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss his extensive work and experiences in the field of preservation. We covered multiple topics, including: Bob’s background in preservation, from being a school-aged child whose father taught him what it means to be the steward of an old home, …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Robert Blackson of Temple University’s Vital Signs Project

Robert Blackson, Director of Temple Contemporary Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss the Vital Signs Project. We covered many things, including: Robert’s background as a curator and belief that “culture is something that civilizes us.” The history of sign-painting for advertisement purposes, including …

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Practical Preservation Podcast Featuring Julie Fitzpatrick and Mary Tate of PA Downtown Center

Julie Fitzpatrick and Mary Tate, Executive Director and Field Services Coordinator of Pennsylvania Downtown Center, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss the nonprofit organization’s mission and services. We covered a multitude of topics including: Julie and Mary’s backgrounds in related fields  How the mainstreet methodology remains relevant, particularly when addressing current issues and “creating …

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PRESERVATION MONTH PART 3: Economic Benefits of Preservation

PART 3 PRESERVATION MONTH 2020 SERIES LAST WEEK WE PRESENTED PART 2 on How to Preserve a Building. Part 3 of this series focuses on the economic benefits of preservation. If you’re reading this, you likely already know the qualitative benefits of preservation for communities – aesthetic appeal, educational opportunities, sustainability, and revitalization – but …

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