parks-and-rec

A lot of project developers might feel a bit like Leslie Knope when they’re standing in front of a crowd at a public meeting.

When delays can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per month or even doom a project altogether, it’s hard to feel confident about letting the community weigh in or understand what exactly is in the proforma. Real estate developers worry that every public meeting has the potential to turn into a PR disaster that drags their names through the dirt.

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Minneapolis_Skyline

It may be the end of the month, but this roundup is just getting started. Here are a few of the best CRE and planning articles we read this week. Continue Reading…

Nat-Strosberg

Recently we sat down with Ashland Town Planner Nat Strosberg to learn about what it really means to be a planner in a small suburban community, how he’s used coUrbanize to improve communication with residents, and a little something he calls “urban acupuncture.”

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July is in full swing! Do you find yourself wondering where the month has gone? Get caught up to speed with this week’s roundup. Here are a few of the best CRE and planning articles we read this week.

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suburban-online-engagement

Planning in the suburbs is a whole different ball game than planning in cities.

Although relatively high homeownership rates might create high community investment, long commuting times prevent many people from attending public meetings and shaping development projects in their own communities.

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New York has the High Line. Soon, Washington D.C. might have a Low Line.

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smart-car-rail

Still recovering from the Fourth of July? Get back into gear with our weekly roundup. Here are a few of the best CRE and planning articles we read this week.

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pittsburgh-shared-space

With Liberty Square being one of Pittsburgh’s busiest high-traffic areas in the Golden Triangle, the idea of removing traffic signals, signs, lane markings, and crosswalks seems insane, right?

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Erikk-Hokenson

We sat down with Erikk Hokenson, a project manager at MassDevelopment, to learn more about how he got where he is today, get his insight on why planners and developers need to work better together, and get his take on how to get millennials (like him) more involved in the process.

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millennial-car-trend

“A car is like owning a $9,000 ball and chain, because you have $9,000 in expenses on your car every year.”

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