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Every city has its own unique identity. This identity is embodied in its citizens and also its buildings. For example, Boston is defined by its narrow winding streets and historic brick colonial buildings; and New Orleans is defined by its multiculturalism and unique French architecture. Architecture is a physical representation of the history of a city, and a city’s history is perhaps the most important aspect of its identity. Historic preservation does not only mean preserving old buildings, but means preserving the entire identity of a city. Read More.
Making Historic Preservation Economically Viable: Heritage Tourism
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One potential way to make historic preservation more economically viable is through a heritage tourism platform. This can be an attractive economic revitalization strategy, providing a larger source of sustained revenue for a community, creating new businesses, increasing tax revenues, and fostering job growth. Together, historic preservation and heritage tourism have the potential to generate greater civic pride and promote a community’s unique character. Read more.