I live on a not so great street. It’s a shame because it could be really great! My side of the street is filled with small storefronts, bars and restaurants. There is lots to see from the sidewalk and there are lots of places to stop along the way. The other side of the street is filled with a monolithic building that has no retail (or other) activity at all. And the next … [Read more...] about Great streets.
It’s all about walking.
Jeff Speck is a city planner and urban designer who advocates internationally for more walkable cities. As Director of Design at the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 through 2007, he presided over the Mayors' Institute on City Design and created the Governors' Institute on Community Design. Prior to his federal appointment, Mr. Speck spent ten years as Director of … [Read more...] about It’s all about walking.
It’s a dog’s life.
I measure real estate trends by dogs. Let me explain. Quite a few years ago my son became the owner of an adorable German Shepherd puppy. And then he became an airline pilot and I began to co-parent a handsome 100 lb German Shepherd dog … from my downtown Pittsburgh apartment. I’d take Atlas out for his evening walks. He loved to walk the streets sniffing people and … [Read more...] about It’s a dog’s life.
Foot traffic ahead.
Christopher Leinberger has had a singular career embedded in urban land use issues – as a strategist, teacher, developer, researcher and author. Recently retired from academia, he most recently taught at George Washington University as the Charles Bendit Distinguished Scholar & Research Professor and chair of the Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis. His new venture is … [Read more...] about Foot traffic ahead.
Juli Kaufmann believes in a quadruple bottom line return. Her company, Fix Development, applies this philosophy to each and every real estate project in their portfolio, prioritizing economic stability, environmental stewardship, social equity, and cultural continuity. Juli founded Fix Development in 2009, and has since developed more than $25 million in real … [Read more...] about Fix Development.