In 2000, Helle Søholt and her (professional) partner, Professor Jan Gehl (a Danish architect and urban designer) launched Gehl Architects (later Gehl), which grew into a notable urban research and design consulting firm based in Copenhagen. The firm, now over two decades old, focuses on improving the quality of urban life, in part by prioritizing the pedestrian and the cyclist … [Read more...] about People first.
Dr. Tracy Hadden Loh is a Fellow with the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking at Brookings Metro. Her research focuses on commercial real estate and how place-level assets interact and affect the prospects and resilience of the people and enterprises that call a place home in urban, suburban, and rural settings. Tracy has recently written … [Read more...] about The Great Real Estate Reset.
Want to know about project management? Meet Rebecca Möller, the founder and CEO of Symbihom, a company in the San Francisco Bay area that has designed unique, prefabricated garage to ADU conversion kit, hoping to aid the problem of affordable housing with units that take less than 4 weeks to install. In 2008, prior to founding Symbihom, Rebecca founded R Möller & … [Read more...] about Garage ADUs.
Jim is an infill developer and sustainable development advisor based in Sonoma County, California. Known for his aspirational but practical approach, he works with a range of tools and best practices to communicate the value of inspired design and sustainability within the realities of local market norms. With over forty years experience as an urban designer, land planner, … [Read more...] about I finally found my tribe.
“Every neighborhood deserves a vibrant local economy filled with businesses that serve residents’ needs. Equitable access to commercial real estate is key to making that happen” write Tracy Loh and Andre Perry for Bloomberg. Undervaluation of homes plays a large part in racial wealth inequality. According to Fannie Mae, Black homeownership sits at 42 percent while white … [Read more...] about Changing the ownership model.