Real estate development, especially in cities, and historic preservation of significant architecture are both laudable goals—but often they are at odds with each other. A real estate developer may wish to give new life to an existing building or area of a city, while preservationists may wish to preserve those same buildings. Often, both goals can be achieved under the guidance of knowing parties—lawyers, architects, city planners, community organizations, and preservationists. Explore the relationship between real estate development and historic preservation and the perspective of all of the interested parties, with an eye to making the process better understood, more approachable, and less subject to conflict.
Summary of ContentsActs and Regulations
Sustainability Standards and Guidelines
New Construction in Historic Districts – The New York Experience
Preservation Briefs – Historic Preservation and Architecture National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior