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Creating nature with an urban village in Seattle: This is apparently Seattle’s first transit-oriented development (TOD). If it gets better
Universities finally building urban villages… on campus: Most students at university campuses either don’t need to drive, don’t need
Gems of innovation in Fast Cities 2011: Each year Fast Company magazine introduces their pick for Fast Cities City
Crowdsourcing a ‘Better Block’ in Memphis: Inspired by the Better Block Program in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas that
Bristol crowdsources piazza into downtown plan: People often ask, “How does crowdsourced placemaking work in the real world?”
When coworking meets serious (and fun) economic development: When a 20,000 s.f. coworking space receives a $200,000 grant from New
Sizing down next gen urban grocery stores 2011: We know cities are cool again, and as a result supermarkets now
How should local and national retailers mix?: It’s one of the most commonly asked questions regarding downtowns, “What should
Defining a ‘piazza’, and why it’s not a ‘plaza: Why is it even important? The words plaza, place and piazza have
What emerging generations really want: A piazza: As the 1600+ entries in this blog provide evidence for, emerging generations
“Daytime nightclub” for foodies: Modern food halls: When you hear the term “food court”, most of us automatically think,
Citysumers’ define powerful new urban trend: Our longtime resource at trendwatching.com recognizes the rising trend of urban cultural