Category: Planning

Are Your Historic Buildings Worth Saving?

By Scott Wilson, PSS, and Matt Ashby, AICP CUD – Who doesn’t love old historic buildings? The weight of history, those amazing architectural features, the stories around them that have gone down as legend. Read More »

Catalyst Development Starts with Solid Brand

By Matt Ashby, AICP, CUD The term “catalyst” is defined as someone or something that initiates change, and the word has become quite popular in redevelopment circles. But if “catalyst” still smacks of jargon, here’s a translation of what it means in the redevelopment world: A catalyst is a place where a developer sees investment… Read More »

Are Main Streets Making a Natural Comeback?

By Bruce Morrow, PLA, LEED AP, and Jacob Blue, PLA In 2017 more brick-and-mortar store closings were announced than in any other year on record, driven in large part by online shopping. Yet plenty of consumers want a different experience – and planners are helping to provide that. Planners are designing downtowns that attract more… Read More »