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How Historic Preservation Can Reduce Poverty

Caroline Cheong, a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania, explains the economic benefits of saving historic places, including her fascinating research into how historic preservation can reduce poverty. 

Her research is focused on the relationship between urban heritage conservation, poverty reduction and displacement.  Caroline’s case studies are focused on developing countries in Latin America, particularly the cities of Quito and Cuenca in Ecuador.

She discusses Preservation Economics on HiFi History here.

Other interesting links on the HiFi History website include:

Getty Conservation Institute -> Historic Cities and Urban Settlements Initiative

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Caroline Cheong

Legacy Cities – this site has a wealth of discussion about regeneration.


Quito, Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador