ULI Idaho – Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation
Hear from Guest Speaker Donovan Rypkema of PlaceEconomics on the Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation.
Donovan D. Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics, a Washington, D.C.-based real estate and economic development-consulting firm. The work of the firm is at the nexus of historic preservation and economics. He has undertaken assignments for public and non-profit sector clients in 49 US states. He also 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. Rypkema was educated at Columbia University receiving a Master of Science degree in Historic Preservation. He is author of several publications including Community Initiated Development, The Economics of Rehabilitation, and the Feasibility Assessment Manual for Reusing Historic Buildings. Rypkemaâs book, The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leaderâs Guide is widely used by preservationists nationwide and has been translated in to Russian and Korean.
PlaceEconomics is a private sector firm with over thirty years experience in the thorough and robust analysis of the economic impacts of historic preservation. They conduct studies, surveys, and workshops in cities and states across the country that are addressing issues of downtown, neighborhood, and commercial district revitalization and the reuse of historic buildings.
Registration and Breakfast: 7:30am
Keynote Presentation: 8a – 8:40am
Q & A: 8:40a – 9a
Parking is available at metered spaces on-street and at the Ada County Courthouse Public Parking Garage.