Revitalizing Main Street, edited by Andrea Dono (National Trust Main Street Center, 2009). This "Main Street revitalization 101" handbook not only offers essential information on the Main Street Approach to commercial district revitalization but also includes valuable anecdotes and case studies.

 

The Economics of Historic Preservation: A Community Leader's Guide, by Donovan Rypkema (National Trust for Historic Preservation, 2005). Rypkema outlines 100 or so arguments to help civic leaders successfully make the case that preserving historic places is the best economic choice.

 
 

BOOKS

Revitalization essentials
Economic development
Business development
Design + urban planning
Historic Preservation
Public policy