July 14, 2016

While most communities are supportive of small businesses and may have programs established to foster success, they often have other regulations in place that hinder proven strategies.

April 27, 2016

Thriving neighborhoods are jewels of any smart city, but how can an area’s health be measured in any meaningful way? Thanks to City Observatory in Portland, cities can now track neighborhood vitality. The key: storefronts.

NIBS report: Small commercial buildings offer huge energy efficiency retrofit opportunities
January 08, 2015

In a report this week from its Council on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (CFIRE), the National Institute of Building Sciences issued the findings and recommendations on the... read more

January 08, 2014

Slowed by the recession—and often by protracted negotiations—some big redevelopment plans are now moving ahead. Here’s a sampling of nine major mixed-use projects throughout the country. 






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