Cool Developers Archive

A model for cooperative community development: When you hear about models for a better society, it is often
Big Head’ and ‘Long Tail’ both key to placemaking: As we’re witnessing in communities from the Middle East to Wall Street,
Creating nature with an urban village in Seattle: This is apparently Seattle’s first transit-oriented development (TOD). If it gets better
Austin’s “The Triangle” sets standard for town center retail: The vast majority of large-scale mixed-use development projects in the past have
Developer announces crowdsourced placemaking program: One would be hard pressed to find any real estate development firms
Developer to crowdsource creative downtowns: It’s not often that you hear a headline like that, and I’m
Model green development breaks ground in Ohio: Back in 2005 we featured Ben, Naomi and Josh, founders of the
Developer sets benchmark for change in Milwaukee: When the founders of North Avenue Community Development Corporation in Milwaukee wanted
Urban Splash – hard to imagine a cooler developer: The cities in northwest England, namely Liverpool and Manchester, weren’t transitioning very
An interview with the Syracuse artist/musician developer: An interview with Rick Destito, the young, progressive developer of the artist/musician
Clipper Mill – From industrial mill to contemporary village: What to do with an abandoned mill founded in 1853 that used
Lofty new neighborhood rises in Oakland: If you’re an entrepreneur, artist and/or associated with the creative class in
NY Times – ‘Trading the Car for the Train: Not a surprising headline yesterday coming from the NY Times, unless… the
Roanoke plans for an extraordinary pedestrian street: The timing is right for pedestrian streets. While just a vision for
Upper Rock District’ finally gets the green light: It shows you have to be patient to be progressive. A year
SF’s Treasure Island – next gen version: Much of the plan for San Francisco’s Treasure Island, a 403-acre man-made
A CoolTown block in Ohio: The following is a story from an emerging progressive developer in Ohio,
Wayne State University announces CoolTown plans: Wayne State University announces CoolTown plans Wayne State University press release: Wayne
CoolTowns get green light in Georgia and Detroit!: It’s slowly starting to happen – people are gradually getting the opportunity
Charrette result: Upper Rock District: Here’s the result of the ‘entrepreneurial village’ charrette being covered since the
Update! CoolTown in Georgia?: “Intelligent City of the Year 2000” by the World Teleport Association. The