Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation



CUES lunchtime panel event explores the aesthetic, environmental and community revitalization benefits of historic preservation, as well as economic and other consequences.

Economic Impacts of Historic Preservation

Lunch and Learn
$10 includes lunch (optional)

Approved for 1.75 AICP CM credits
Thank you to our sponsor – Treasure Coast Section of APA Florida

Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 12-2 pm
Lynora’s | 207 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

In addition to its aesthetic, environmental and community revitalization benefits, historic preservation has economic and other consequences. This lecture first overviews the history of historic preservation in the United States, then presents the regulatory and financial (e.g., tax incentives) framework for implementing preservation, and concludes with discussion of preservation’s economic, housing and other associations. $10 registration includes lunch.  REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT



12:00-12:15 pm Welcome & Introduction – Dr. John Renne, AICP

12:15-1:00 pm Lunch and Lecture – Dr. David Listokin

1:00-1:40 pm Presentations – Rick Gonzalez, AIA and Friederike Mittner, AICP

1:40-2:00 pm Q&A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Renne

The lecturer, Dr. David Listokin, is a Distinguished Professor at the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and also directs Bloustein’s Center for Urban Policy Research. With Rutgers colleague, Dr. Michael Lahr, he has conducted historic preservation research over two decades for the National Park Service, World Monuments Fund, and National Trust for Historic Preservation and many public jurisdictions, including the state of Florida. He has also conducted research in development impact assessment, public finance and other subjects for HUD, ULI, NAHB and many other public and private entities throughout the United States.

Rick Gonzalez, AIA, President of REG Architects, Inc., opened his architecture office in West Palm Beach with his father Ricardo in the Spring of 1988, and has been in Downtown ever since. Rick received two architectural degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., with additional university course work at Miami-Dade College, Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City, Autonomous University of Central America in San Jose, Costa Rica and continuing education course work under Andres Duany at Harvard Graduate School of Design and Manuel Ponce’s Venice, Florence, and Veneto Classic Design in Italy. Rick has also studied Historic Places of Bogota, Colombia and Havana, Cuba.

Friederike Mittner, AICP, is the City Historic Preservation Planner and CLG coordinator for the City of West Palm Beach, Florida, overseeing more than 5,000 cultural resources. Ms. Mittner has worked on the resurvey of the City’s existing historic districts, designation of new districts and sites on both the local and National Register’s, completed Section 106 reviews and coordinated the regulations for building size, scale, and mass within the City’s historic neighborhoods. This process included an intensive public outreach component. She was responsible for the application and designation of the City by the White House as a Preserve America Community. Ms. Mittner is also a member of the Palm Beach County Historic Resources Review Board, which is responsible for the cultural resources in unincorporated Palm Beach County. On a broader level, Ms. Mittner is the Immediate Past President of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and a trainer with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions. She holds a Master of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Florida with a historic preservation track. She meets the Secretary of the Interior’s Professional Qualification Standards in Architectural History.