5 on Friday – Downtown Revitalization

5 on Friday – Downtown Revitalization

By Aileen MurrayBlog

  April 14, 2017  Today’s 5 on Friday features five links and resources for downtown revitalization. Downtowns are an interesting barometer of the health of the local economy. They are the economic core or heart of the community embodying the community’s past and its visual identity. But many downtowns are in transition and economic developers are … Read More

5 on Friday – Third Places

5 on Friday – Third Places

By Aileen MurrayBlog

April 7, 2017  Today’s 5 on Friday features five links and resources for Third Places: locations that bring business and community members together in formal and informal ways.  They are places where people discuss problems and desires, identify solutions and ways to achieve their goals. Third places provide the comforts of home; the first place and the office; … Read More

5 on Friday – Repurposing Old Buildings

5 on Friday – Repurposing Old Buildings

By Aileen MurrayBlog

March 31, 2017  Today’s 5 on Friday features five links and resources regarding the reuse and repurposing of buildings that no longer fit their originally intended use. Adaptive reuse is the process of retrofitting old buildings for new uses, providing for occupants’ modern needs. It’s said “the greenest buildings are  those that are already built.” But there … Read More