Preservation Snapshots Lectures

Preservation Snapshots is one of Landmarks Illinois’ longest running educational programs. Since 2001, the series has provided 175 free lectures on diverse preservation-related topics to our members and the public. Guest speakers have included architects, historians, preservation professionals, planners, authors and architectural historians. Landmarks Illinois has partnered with venues such as Chicago Cultural Center, The Auditorium Theatre and AIA Chicago to bring over 8,000 attendees the opportunity to learn about Illinois’ remarkable past and the community benefits of historic preservation and adaptive reuse, and to be inspired to take action in their own communities.

LESSONS FOR CHICAGO: RECENT FINDINGS ON THE IMPACTS OF HISTORIC PRESERVATION

WHEN

Monday, September 16
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where

Chicago Architecture Center, Joan & Gary Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E. Wacker Drive, Chicago

Admission

$5 LI Members; $7 Public
Reservations Required.

ABOUT

Over the last 25 years there have been analyses of the impacts of historic preservation in more than half the states in the U.S. In recent years, however, the availability of “big data” and the ability to gather and analyze information and represent it graphically through GIS, has opened the opportunity to measure impacts at the local level.

While such an analysis has not yet been done in Chicago, there may be lessons from other cities on the positive contributions that a historic preservation strategy may provide. Donovan Rypkema, principal of PlaceEconomics and president of Heritage Strategies International, will share some of these findings, as well as two studies conducted for Landmarks Illinois in recent years.

SPEAKER

Don

Donovan Rypkema is principal of PlaceEconomics and president of Heritage Strategies International. Working at the nexus of historic preservation and economic development, Rypkema has undertaken assignments in 49 States and more than 50 countries. Rypkema holds a Master’s degree in Historic Preservation from Columbia University. He teaches a graduate course in preservation economics at the University of Pennsylvania where he received the Perkins Award for Distinguished Teaching.

(Photo credit: Liz Chilsen)

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