Building a Place for History
David Listokin is a Professor at the Center for Urban Policy Research of Rutgers University. He is a leading authority on public finance, development impact analysis, and historic preservation. Dr. Listokin has recently been analyzing strategies to quantify the economic benefits of historic preservation, research sponsored by the National Park Service, state governments, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He has written and edited 25 books, including The Subdivision and Site Plan Handbook, Development Impact Assessment, The Fiscal Impact Handbook, Living Cities, Landmarks Preservation and the Property Tax, and Mortgage Lending and Race. Over the past two decades, Dr. Listokin has served as principal investigator for a wide range of clients, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of State, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Fannie Mae Foundation, and the Twentieth Century Fund. His model residential subdivision and site plan ordinance, co-authored with Carole Walker, has been adopted by New Jersey as the statewide uniform code. Dr. Listokin is currently working on a HUD-funded study analyzing regulatory impediments to rehabilitation and on an analysis funded by the National Park Service that quantifies the economic benefits of historic preservation.