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Pitching the Power of Place

Pitching the Power of Place

Get your dose of M&Ms this week as Mariela and Michelle - our CEO and COO - take State of Place on a “sidewalk” show in Oslo and North Carolina. Tune in to watch Mariela pitch State of Place at the Katapult Accelerator Demo day OR register to see Michelle pitch to the Research Triangle economic development and sustainability community about how we use data to get SMART(er) (walkable, livable, and sustainable) places done!

Do You Get Trams?

Do You Get Trams?

Today’s post is by State of Place’s CTO Andy Likuski. Andy argues that trams are integral to high quality urban life, not a nice to have that can be value engineered into just straightening out a few bus lines. Trams are certainly placemakers, but also have a near magically ability to enhance public life for both travelers and people on the street, and most amazing they can integrate nature into city streets.

No Cars Go - Again...

No Cars Go - Again...

In light of yet another vehicle-ramming attack in Munster, Germany - and now Toronto, are pedestrian barriers really the best way to protect the public realm from future attacks - or is this strategy merely akin to playing a real life version of whack-a-mole? Can walkability be the "silver-bullet" we've been looking for in the fight not only to keep people safe, but to make people, the planet, and dare we say, profits happy?

Let's Get Physical!

Let's Get Physical!

Last week, in light of the most recent vehicle attack in Germany, we argued that we need to make fast strides toward walkability to well, save the world! So the question now is, how do we do that? While there's no secret, fool-proof recipe for creating walkable, livable places, there are five key factors you do need to consider - the "hierarchy of walking needs" - when putting together your redevelopment and planning strategies! Learn more about the Hierarchy of Walking Needs and get one step closer to saving the world! :)