Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Historic Preservation in America

On January 31 the White House announced that all funding for the Save America's Treasures and Preserve America programs would be eliminated in the 2011 budget. Olana, the Thomas Cole House, and the Luykas Van Alen House have all been recipients of Save America's Treasures grants.

Donovan Rypkema, who has written many articles and a book about the economics of historic preservation, comments on this decision and compares the effectiveness of these programs in creating jobs with the success of the Stimulus Plan on his blog PlaceEconomics.

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