USC tackles economic value of historic preservation
- Given all the discussion at our meetings about the historical
character of the area, I thought many of our members might be
interested in the following information:
The Lusk Center for Real Estate at USC has an event
scheduled for January 11, 2007 which may be of great
interest to you and your friends.
Registration will begin in a few weeks.
The information is as follows:
What is the Value of Historic Preservation OR Should
we Keep it Up or Tear it Down?
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, LA
Architect Magazine, the USC Architectural Guild, APT,
and the USC School of Policy, Planning, and
Development' s Master of Real Estate Development
program will be presenting a panel discussion
exploring whether development and historic
preservation are inherently in conflict.
Confirmed Speakers include: Dan Rosenfeld (Urban
Partners), Steve Williams (2005 President of the
RICS), and Jay Turnbull (Page and Turnbull, San
Francisco). Ann Gray, FAIA and CEO/Publisher of
Balcony Media Incorporated will moderate.
Thursday, January 11, 2007 in Harris Hall on the USC
Reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by Panel Discussion at
Save the date. Regisration information will be
available in mid-December.
The key faculty member leading the event is:
Telephone: (213) 740-1220
Ph.D. in Economics
Urban development, urban economics
Raphael Bostic, Ph.D., joined USC's faculty after
spending six years on the staff at the Federal Reserve
Board of Governors. He enjoyed a successful tenure at
the Fed, having quickly attained the rank of Senior
Economist and received a Special Achievement Award in
2000 for his work supporting a Congressional mandate.
Professor Bostic has done extensive research on
consumer banking issues, with a primary focus on
mortgage and small business lending, bank branching
patterns, and credit scoring and automated
underwriting. While at the Fed, he was responsible for
studying and advising on fair lending and
discrimination issues. His research on financial
markets and institutions has focused on banks in
community development, the role and effects of
regulation in banking, housing and homeownership,
urban economic growth, wage and earnings profiles,
affordable housing, and policy analysis. He is
currently conducting research on the ways in which the
Community Reinvestment Act has influenced the behavior
of lenders and credit markets.