Could we power our economy with old buildings?
Apr 26, 2017

Could we power our economy with old buildings?

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a nonprofit that works to protect historic sites and buildings in the United States. We talked with CEO Stephanie Meeks.

If we focused on preserving old buildings instead of building new ones, could we make our economy bigger and stronger? Stephanie Meeks is the CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit that protects historic sites in the United States. In this interview with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal, Meeks talks about why our economy needs old buildings, what types of places we need to do a better job protecting and how they prioritize what gets saved and what doesn’t. 

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