City Planners vs. Community Developers

Community Development requires no special skill set, no special degree or certification; just a love of one’s community and a determination to improve it. … Read More City Planners vs. Community Developers

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City Observatory Just Released an Amazing New Tool

The City Observatory, a study of modern-day cities and urban development practices, recently released a new tool called The Storefront Index. The Storefront Index was developed as part of City Observatory’s larger report, by the same name. The index measures the number and concentration of customer-facing businesses in large metropolitan areas. City Observatory mapped the… Read More City Observatory Just Released an Amazing New Tool

Great Barrington – A Thriving Community Getting It Right

Online magazine, Monocle just released a ranking of the most innovative and enticing compact communities around the world. The magazine writes: For 10 years monocle has been promoting the idea of quality of life in cities…but now we feel it’s time to do the same for villages. Here at the Small Street Journal, we think… Read More Great Barrington – A Thriving Community Getting It Right

Urban Health Centers: Tear Down This Wall

Jennifer S. Vey, Fellow and Co-founder of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution, expresses the deep disconnect that often exists between urban economies and urban health centers. Ms. Vey highlights some of the problems posed by this disconnect. She goes on to point out examples… Read More Urban Health Centers: Tear Down This Wall