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Historic Preservation Law In A Nutshell, Sara Bronin, Ryan Rowberry Dec 2013

Historic Preservation Law In A Nutshell, Sara Bronin, Ryan Rowberry

Sara C. Bronin

The purpose of this book is to provide a concise, coherent reference for the emerging field of historic preservation law for lawyers, policymakers, planners, architects, and students alike. We consider preservation law to be “emerging” because it began to fully develop in the United States only in the last fifty years. Two key transition points happened at the federal level: the 1966 passage of the National Historic Preservation Act and the 1978 Penn Central Supreme Court decision, which upheld a landmarks law against a constitutional challenge and consequently encouraged other localities to adopt similar ordinances. (Of course, this book covers ...