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Historic Preservation and Conservation

University of Pennsylvania

Affordable housing

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Preservation Frontiers: Adding Urban Homesteading To The Historic Preservation Toolkit, Jessica L. Neubelt Jan 2017

Preservation Frontiers: Adding Urban Homesteading To The Historic Preservation Toolkit, Jessica L. Neubelt

Theses (Historic Preservation)

In the 1970s, cities across the country began implementing urban homesteading programs, in which they transferred surplus vacant housing units to hopeful homeowners for the low cost of $1 and a two-year commitment to rehabilitating and occupying the unit as a primary residence. The goals of these programs were varied, but typically included neighborhood stabilization, affordable housing, and incentivizing the return of wealthier households back to urban neighborhoods. This thesis argues that, while homesteading programs achieved mixed results in regards to these goals, they did achieve historic preservation outcomes.

In order to support this proposition, this thesis examines the history ...


The Shophouse As A Tool For Equitable Urban Development: The Case Of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Natalie Weinberger Jan 2010

The Shophouse As A Tool For Equitable Urban Development: The Case Of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Natalie Weinberger

Theses (Historic Preservation)

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