|Bringing Buildings Back: Turning Abandoned Properties into Community Assets|
by Allan Mallach
I haven't read this book, which was just released*, but my own views on the utility of sustainable preservation of existing buildings have been shaped by the research that supports the improved economic and social outcomes of reuse versus demolition. Allan Mallach is one of the preeminent researchers in the field, and based on his previous work, I have no hesitation to recommend this book, text unseen.
*My error: I trusted the text of the post where I read about it rather than checking the publication date myself. It was published in 7/2006.