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  • Public-Private Vision Drives Pa. Multi-Faceted Destination

  • Hoboken's One-Two Punch: Solving Density, Stormwater Dilemmas

  • Technology Drives Neighborhood Safety Revelation

  • Happy Trails Along the Michigan, Indiana Border

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August 2017

Public-Private Vision Drives Pa. Multi-Faceted Destination
 
Economic Redevelopment
Public-Private Vision Drives Pa. Multi-Faceted Destination

The 1,600-acre Bethlehem Steel site in Bethlehem, Penn. is to the brownfields industry what the Drake Oil well in Titusville, Penn. is to the oil industry. The Bethlehem Steel site story is one of firsts, firsts that have impacted the region, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the nation and the brownfields…Read more

Risk, Return and Financing Basics
 
Financing
Risk, Return and Financing Basics

The RE3 Conference, scheduled for November 1-3 in Philadelphia, is fast approaching. The education lineup is solidifying as we speak. Now in its 4th year, the Conference brings together the technical expertise and the concentration of decision-makers and thought-leaders you come to expect. The Conference's Continuing Education program offers technical…Read more

Laser Vision, Collaboration Fuels Indy Mixed-Use Gem
 
Industrial Redevelopment
Laser Vision, Collaboration Fuels Indy Mixed-Use Gem

The transition in any civic government often comes with a double-edge sword—as there are a fair share of growing pains and a dose of unexpected upheaval that's all part of any new governmental transition. The city of Indianapolis and Marion County, Ind. are experiencing a positive boon these days—all thanks…Read more


 
Interim Use Strategies
Hoboken's One-Two Punch: Solving Density, Stormwater Dilemmas

The city of Hoboken, N.J. is saddled with an open space and expansion dilemma in what's historically a built-up urban footprint marked by acute density. City planners and private sponsors, however, are eternally seeking to flip that script and capitalize on various opportunities. To compound matters, the city of Hoboken…Read more

 
Social Impact
Technology Drives Neighborhood Safety Revelation

Four years ago, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Media Lab developed a computer vision system that has the power to analyze street-level photos taken in urban neighborhoods in order to gauge how safe the neighborhoods would appear to human observers. Fast forward to 2017: In an attempt…Read more

 
Sustainability Strategies
Grand Rapids Hitting on All Cylinders

Previously filled with manufacturing buildings and warehouses that were in various stages of disrepair, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market is now duly transformed—all of it marked by a collection of food vendors, restaurants, demonstration kitchens and a greenhouse in an environmentally-friendly building. What started as a dream for a few…Read more

 
Transportation
Happy Trails Along the Michigan, Indiana Border

Connecting the dots is a well-worn expression. It's often applied abstractly but a real-world example comes in the form of dynamic transportation-oriented game-planning. This is what's shaping up along the Michigan and Indiana border in "Michiana" where a government council is taking head on the challenge to bind fragmented trail…Read more



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