Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Historic Preservation and Quality of Life

A common arguemnt in favor of historic preservation is that it will improve a community's quality of life. But that can it be a hard position to support -- how is that old buildings are better than new?

A new study produced by the University of Florida's Center for Governmental Responsibility attempts to at least start answering that question. The report, titled "Contributions of Historic Preservation to Quality of Life in Florida," focuses on historic preservation legislation, tourism taxes, history museums, affordable housing in historic residential neighborhoods, and community land trusts.

This report is a companion to an earlier report titled "Economic Impact of Historic Preservation in Florida." Both reports are available on the Center's website.

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