Understanding the economics of preservation is essential to ensure the long-term sustainability of your project. In this course, you will examine these crucial elements, including the funding options that might be available to you and your team. First, you will explore how to structure funding negotiations to set yourself up for success. You will then identify how to utilize funds in ways that balance sustainability goals with historic preservation goals. By the end of this course, you will have a better perspective on the economics of preservation, setting you up for success in your future projects.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
Sustainable Historic Preservation
Embracing the Worth of Existing Buildings
Advocating for Sustainable Preservation
Developing a Community Plan for Sustainable Preservation
Key Course Takeaways
Identify the economic value and impact of sustainable preservation
Determine market capacity for sustainable preservation
Strategically target funding options for your project
Visiting Lecturer; College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; Cornell University
Katelin Olson, Ph.D., AICP, developed a love of historic architecture growing up in a Craftsman home in Riverside, California.
A certified planner through the American Planning Association, Professor Olson has an M.A. in Historic Preservation Planning (2009) and a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University (2018), as well as a B.A. in History and Political Science from Vanderbilt University (2005). She bridges the divide between rehabilitating dilapidated properties in the greater Ithaca area and serving as the appointed preservation planner for the Ithaca Landmarks Preservation Commission (since 2013) and the Town Supervisor for the Town of Ulysses (since 2022).
A working mom with four kids, Professor Olson believes that careful treatment of the existing built environment is the most sustainable, replicable method of improving American communities and contributing to a healthier, more ecologically robust planet for everyone. She lives with her family in Trumansburg, NY.