High Rent District: The New Geography of Supply and Demand

High Rent District: The New Geography of Supply and Demand

December 13, 2013

The Colorado Front Range and the Bakken Region of North Dakota and Montana are both areas of land that have experienced high levels of growth and seismic shifts in their rental housing markets. These changes have happened over the last three years or so, and have been driven by theRead More

Community Connection A “Mile High”

Community Connection A “Mile High”

July 21, 2013

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on the three years that I’ve now resided in Denver. “Far and away the best place that I’ve ever lived,” I recently told some peeps back in the Midwest. “Our 300 plus days of sunshine makes for some of the best weather in the nation,” I shared withRead More

Expert Interview: Author and Community Revitalization Expert Storm Cunningham  Discusses Key Economic and Redevelopment Issues

Expert Interview: Author and Community Revitalization Expert Storm Cunningham Discusses Key Economic and Redevelopment Issues

September 4, 2009

I became acquainted with Storm Cunningham as a result of having purchased a book he authored entitled reWealth: Stake Your Claim in the $2 Trillion reDevelopment Trend That’s Renewing the World. And I’m so glad to have discovered it in the front section of Barnes and Noble Booksellers in Emeryville,Read More

Mobility Untethered

Mobility Untethered

November 21, 2013

  Fueled by an endless array of transportation options, global citizens are discovering new ways to get from point A to point B in their communities. This new “mobility mindset,” which embodies the twin characteristics of urban fluidity and efficiency, offers us the freedom to roam untethered to our dailyRead More

Landscape Architect Champions the Alchemy of Urban Design

October 25, 2009

Ed Dermody is a landscape architect from St. Louis, MO that I met on LinkedIn.  He holds a degree in landscape architecture from Kansas State University and has been practicing landscape architecture for more than 20 years. He has many design projects to his credit in Missouri and Illinois asRead More

Urban Salvage: Repurposing Alleys as Public Spaces

Urban Salvage: Repurposing Alleys as Public Spaces

November 14, 2010

  Symbolic of many historic European cities, alleys have long been a prominent element of the urban environment. As service corridors between the front, side or rear of buildings, alleys over time became synonymous with crime, vice, and bottle-toting street vagrants, and thus rendered unappealing for public use. In aRead More

Economic Development in Downtown Salt Lake City: Is It Happy Hour Yet?

Economic Development in Downtown Salt Lake City: Is It Happy Hour Yet?

April 25, 2011

As a native midwesterner, I’ll readily admit to having some skewed perceptions about Salt Lake City. And, you guessed it, much of this is precipitated by the area strong influence and strict lifestyle values fostered by the Mormon Church. But a recent visit to the city shifted my thinking aRead More

Community Connection A “Mile High”

Community Connection A “Mile High”

July 21, 2013

Recently, I’ve been reflecting on the three years that I’ve now resided in Denver. “Far and away the best place that I’ve ever lived,” I recently told some peeps back in the Midwest. “Our 300 plus days of sunshine makes for some of the best weather in the nation,” I shared withRead More