After the Heritage Strategies International team traveled to Quito, Ecuador in October for Habitat III, HSI president Donovan Rypkema wrote a piece for the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Preservation Leadership Forum blog on the New Urban Agenda and what it means for cultural heritage. Read it here.
PlaceEconomics, our US arm of Heritage Strategies International, has just released a 2016 report for the New York Landmarks Conservancy on historic preservation’s impact on New York City. To analyze preservation’s impact on the City, we used a range of metrics including heritage tourism, demographics, population density of historic districts, presence of small firms and creative industries, and the resiliency of … Continue reading “What We’re Up To: New York, NY”
In March 2015, Donovan Rypkema travelled to New Zealand on behalf of the Civic Trust of Auckland, an NGO which focuses on quality of life issues in New Zealand’s largest city and historic preservation in particular. As part of the trip Rypkema also traveled to Christchurch and Wellington. In all three cities he toured heritage … Continue reading “What We’re Up To: Auckland, New Zealand”