I'm a newcomer to the board and am interested in historic preservation (majored in History as an undergrad), particularly where it intersects with development/re-development. I've know there are some graduate programs out there with concentrations in historic preservation and I've only just begun to think about pursuing one (I live in NC, so UNC is a possibility for me). But right now I'm most curious about what possible career opportunities might be out there for someone interested in combining historic preservation with development, specifically where historic preservation is the driving force of the development. Private sector? Public sector? Non-proft? I'm open to all possibilities, although I have to admit pay off is an issue for me as I do want to live a certain kind of lifestyle and provide for a family.
Thanks! Any and all thoughts are appreciated!