Summertime: No Vacation for Community Engagement

Some people view summer as a time to relax. We have nothing against relaxation, but for us and the development teams we work with, summertime is when we need to devote extra attention to community engagement. Why? Because the season presents the perfect opportunity to bring engagement efforts outdoors and [...]

2022-07-20T10:58:06-04:00July 20th, 2022|

Retail: What Community Members Want

Retail is on many people’s minds this month, at least within the commercial real estate industry. Late May is when developers, investors, retail brokers, and retailers go to Las Vegas to attend the International Council of Shopping Centers’ annual conference. They’re all hoping to figure out just what kinds of [...]

2022-05-18T11:32:04-04:00May 18th, 2022|

Decarbonization and Fair Housing, Combined

Preservation of Affordable Housing's C40 Garfield Park project in Chicago April showers bring May flowers, etc. etc. But we’re more interested in April’s status as Fair Housing Month and the month in which Earth Day takes place (April 22nd.) And we’re especially interested in the interrelationship between the [...]

2022-04-14T13:38:38-04:00April 20th, 2022|

What Being Pro-Housing Really Means

When it comes to many of the issues around fair and equitable housing, there is oftentimes a problem of perception vs. reality. This exists not only in the typically-clear lines that divide NIMBYs and YIMBYs, but also includes the conditions that many people apply, knowingly or not, to their beliefs [...]

2022-02-08T10:16:43-05:00February 8th, 2022|

Real Estate Development’s Impact on Black Communities

Last year, coUrbanize chose to honor Black History Month by focusing on four innovators who shaped urban planning, housing, and commercial real estate as we know it, with individual spotlights on those people and the organizations that continue their legacies today.   This year, we’ve chosen a different focus area [...]

2022-02-07T15:00:53-05:00February 2nd, 2022|

Celebrating our Seventh Year on the GovTech 100: Innovations in Civic Tech

coUrbanize was named to Government Technology’s GovTech 100 list for 2022. We’re honored to be included alongside innovative teams solving problems in state and local government for the seventh consecutive year. We’re honored to be included in this list for the seventh consecutive year, alongside innovative teams solving problems in state and local government.

2022-01-05T14:24:54-05:00January 5th, 2022|

Growing 2021’s Investments in “Place”

As “the great migration” around the country, kicked off by the pandemic, continues, expect to see communities looking into new and creative ways to support stronger qualities of life and thriving local economies for existing residents and to attract new residents and businesses to their communities.

2022-01-05T09:26:31-05:00January 4th, 2022|

Our Wish List for Community Engagement in 2022

Earlier this month we reviewed 2021, touching on highlights and milestones for coUrbanize. As evident from that post, it was certainly a transformative year for us as a company, but 2021 was also transformative for community engagement as a practice.

2021-12-23T10:04:37-05:00December 23rd, 2021|
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