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January 14, 2019

Turning the Corner

As central Phoenix rapidly grows, this interactive story map is a research tool to document and assess the impact of change in neighborhoods along transit corridors. It provides data that can be used by city planners, government officials, corporate leaders, philanthropy, community nonprofits and neighborhood advocates to better acknowledge shifting […]
January 14, 2019

Strong Towns founder Charles Marohn urges people-first approach to urban development

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” — Jane Jacobs, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities” The definition of insanity, the adage goes, is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. Charles […]
November 6, 2018

Valor on Eighth marshals resources, inspires hope for veterans

Honor, dignity and opportunity took up residence at Valor on Eighth when the Tempe apartment community designed and built for under-served veterans opened in January. Hope and determination have made themselves comfortable there, too. With Valor, housing and veterans’ advocates scored a victory in the ongoing battle to create decent, […]