Who’s Who: Support Strategies, Interests and Influence

  • Karolin Frank
  • Patricia Petersen


Different participants determine historic preservation in the U.S.A. In the following, they are divided in organizational and theoretical terms on three levels: national (federal), state and regional (local) individual states levels. The different institutions are then further divided into national, public and private institutions (Figure 4.1).


National Register World Heritage Urban Renewal Support Strategy National Park Service 
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    United Nations Education and Scientific Cultural OrganizationGoogle Scholar
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    United Nations OrganizationGoogle Scholar
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    Well-known World Heritage sites in Germany include, for example, the old city centers of Lübeck (Schleswig-Holstein) and of Quedlinburg (Sachsen- Anhalt/Ostharz). Earlier known are schemes that were carried out in South Germany. Such historic preservation efforts can be followed in the journal “Die Alte Stadt” (published by Kohlhammer Verlag since the 1970s ). Both schemes are comparable with the concept of historic districts in the U.S.A.Google Scholar
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    The Independence Hall in Philadelphia is one example of a designated World Heritage Site.Google Scholar
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    Society Hill in Philadelphia also attempts to restrict liquor licenses.Google Scholar
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    The Urban Renewal Programs were initiated and managed by the local Redevelopment Authorities (RDA).Google Scholar
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    ITC: Investment Tax Credit.Google Scholar
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    The sales tax for the following cities is as follows: Philadelphia 7%, Boston 6%, Charleston 6% and Savannah 6%.Google Scholar
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    This was the case in Philadelphia, where an abandoned house in the Washington SquareGoogle Scholar
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    A large proportion of the population looks for a place to live before they start to look for a job. Many who move house, for example, choose to settle in an historic district, because their quality of life will be improved (Iv-Phl-14). Thus, the historic districts can be seen to have a certain “hallmark of quality”.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karolin Frank
    • 1
  • Patricia Petersen
    • 2
  1. 1.HamburgGermany
  2. 2.Innis CollegeUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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