Yue Zhang, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UIC
The research examines the policy processes of urban preservation in Beijing, Paris, and Chicago from the 1950s to the present. It demonstrates that urban preservation has drifted away from a cultural concern, but has become a strategic device employed by different political, social, and market actors to fulfill their distinct and occasionally contradictory goals. The fragmented political structure in cities further shapes the interactions of different actors and creates various patterns of urban preservation.
Lawrence Rothfield, University of Chicago
Rothfield will discuss his new book, out from the University of Chicago Press in April 2009.
Presenter: Lior Strahilevitz, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Law School
View Lior Strahilevitz's paper: "The Right to Destroy"
Panelists including architects, urban planners, economists, policy analysts and activists discussed questions of landmarks policy and key Chicago cases including Soldier Field and South Michigan Avenue historic district.
Robert Kling, Department of Economics, Colorado State University
- "Estimating the Public Good Value of Preserving a Local Historical Landmark" by Robert Kling, Charles Revier, and Karin Sable.
- Background reading: "Contingent Valuation of Quasi-Public Goods" by Catherine Chambers, Paul Chambers, and John Whitehead