This book is a unique selection of papers that outline economic rationale underpinning investing in historic inner cities. It links such investments with economic development, job creation, development of infrastructure and services, and city branding. The book recommends that stakeholders of historic urban cores weigh the different values and trade-offs between conservation and development, identifying the acceptable level of change and the extent of adaptive reuse. Secondly, the book recommends that the city leaders use a blend of regulation and incentives to achieve “integrated conservation.” Lastly, the book encourages a dialogue between public and private sectors. Heritage is a public good and the economic justification for public sector investment is well established. But, it is unreasonable to expect the public sector to be the sole investor, and the solution is to have a combination of public and private investment, with a balance between the two, varying depending on the project scheme and context. The PDF is accessible through this link.