Jeff Siegler

Jeff Siegler is the founder of Revitalize, or Die., a community revitalization firm dedicated to fighting apathy by fostering civic pride.

Planning for Places

Planning for Places

The college, the hospital, the manufacturer, the school system, the foundation, the bank, the insurance agency, the United Way, service clubs, small businesses, big businesses, local government, nonprofits and on and on. Every single one of these institutions...

Internal Benefits of Community Branding

A Crisis of Class (The Curse of Soft Pants)

 I love looking at historic photos and seeing how our places have changed over time. Something that always stands out, is how nice everyone dressed in the past.  No matter what job they had, or what activity they...

The Shape of Place

The best way I know how to describe the way the quality place affects me is an oft-repeated phrase that’s most likely grown annoying to those that know me:  “I am no more neighborly by birth than someone...

How to Blocktoberfest

How to Blocktoberfest

My German roots compel me towards beers and large platters of meat. Come fall, I get pretty excited about the Oktoberfest events around Pittsburgh. Nothing like a good polka to get my blood flowing. Well this year, Covid...

Your City Should Go and Love Itself

Your City Should Go and Love Itself

It wasn’t until I finally left that I realized I had been in a toxic relationship. I knew something was wrong, but I couldn’t sort out exactly what it was. It was only with some distance and in...

Find a Friend. Save Your City.

Find a Friend. Save Your City.  Neighborhoods first. If I just have one piece of advice to give to city leaders, it would be that. Put the neighborhoods first. Prioritize the people. Do your absolute best to make...

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