About Dr. Allison

Founder of Pratt Institute’s graduate Historic Preservation program, Dr. Allison is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and chair of the National Council for Preservation Education.

Dr. Allison’s research interests are on the place of historic preservation in the creation and maintenance of livable cities; preservation and neighborhoods; and questions of heritage policy and implementation in a changing society.

He has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Historic Preservation from Columbia University and an M.S. in City & Regional Planning from Pratt Institute.

“Everything old is new again. This book tells us why. Not since Jane Jacobs’ THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES has a book so clearly drawn out the things that make a city livable.”
– Thomas Hoover