Caroline Cheong is an assistant professor in the University of Central Florida’s History department. Her research spans historic preservation and economic development, focusing on the relationship between urban heritage conservation, urban regeneration and poverty reduction. She earned her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in City and Regional Planning, her MS in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and her BS in Anthropology from the University of Chicago. She was a US/ICOMOS International Exchange Intern in Al Houson, Jordan and a Graduate Intern at the Getty Conservation Institute where she evaluated the challenges and opportunities facing historic cities. Previously, Caroline was the Director of Research for Heritage Strategies International and PlaceEconomics through which she published numerous research reports and professional publications focusing on the economic impacts of historic preservation with preservation economist Donovan Rypkema. Her publications include The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Conserving Heritage Buildings, Sites and Historic Urban Areas: A Literature Review, with Susan MacDonald (2014, Getty Publications); Instruments for Urban Regeneration: Mixed-Capital Companies (2014, manuscript submitted for publication, prepared for Eduardo Rojas), Creative Cities and Place. (2013, manuscript submitted for publication, prepared for Donovan Rypkema, Erasmus University and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands); and Cruise Ship Tourism: Issues and Trends (2012, prepared for the World Monuments Fund for “Harboring Tourism: A Symposium on Cruise Ships in Historic Port Communities”).