Where NIMBYism Lurks on the Ballot

It’s hard to escape the media coverage of the upcoming elections. Congressional, gubernatorial, and mayoral races are attracting a great deal of attention. Also on the ballot, but attracting less media attention, are candidates for city councils. Resist the temptation to overlook these candidates: They wield immense power to help [...]

2022-11-11T12:43:46-05:00October 20th, 2022|

Our 2022 Survey: NIMBYism is Losing Ground

Our survey results are in, and they offer quantitative evidence for what we’ve been hearing anecdotally from clients: More people support real estate development now than they did in 2020. 62% of this year’s respondents – all of whom are registered community members on the coUrbanize platform -- described themselves [...]

2022-11-11T12:43:24-05:00September 20th, 2022|

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 [...]

2022-11-11T12:44:37-05:00July 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 [...]

2022-11-11T12:46:27-05:00May 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 two [...]

2022-11-11T12:47:03-05:00April 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|
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