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L. Dennis Burns

Data-Driven Performance Improvement in Placemaking

I recently returned from the International Downtown Association (IDA) Annual Conference in Canada’s beautiful capital city of Ottawa. I have had a long and positive association with the IDA and have learned much from my downtown management colleagues through the years. This year was no … [Read More...]

Casey Jones 4x5 (2)

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (Part I)

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Nine Things Successful People Do Differently, wrote that not only do we fear change, “[people] genuinely believe that when you've been doing something a particular way for some time, it must be a good way to do things. And … [Read More...]

Bruce Barclay

Where Were You?

Today marks the 13th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Almost everyone in America beyond their teenage years remembers where they were and what they were doing on that horrific day. Certain historical markers are embedded in our memory forever. Baby boomers remember their … [Read More...]

Brett Wood

On Two Wheels

I just spent a month in Key West, soaking up some fun and sun. You know what I figured out on day one? Parking was a pain in the you-know-what! On day two, I dusted off a Schwinn cruiser in the storage shed in the backyard and became a bike advocate. The whole island opened up and the world was … [Read More...]