Enabled by funding from the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation and Research Grant program, State of Place is developing a predictive urban data analytics platform that ties place to economic value, launching this summer!
To date, we have spoken with over 50 cities and developers to better understand the challenges they face addressing the ever increasing demand for walkability. Among their biggest pain points is convincing stakeholders (lenders, residents, developers, tenants, and staff) that an investment in walkability is actually worth it - both in terms of dollars and cents and quality of life.
We've since been hard at work on a solution to help cities and developers not just heed the fact that walkability is now key to economic competitiveness - but capitalize upon it!
We are now looking to speak with additional cities and developers who are striving to create walkable, livable places and gather their perspectives and advice on our solution. We have also collected a lot of market intelligence that we believe cities and developers would find useful and would like to share those insights.
If you are interested in joining us for a quick 20-minute chat in the next week or two, please book a time with us below.
Looking forward to connecting.
Mariela Alfonzo, Ph.D.
Founder & CEO
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