It’s Time for Civic Salvage

The Power of Appearances: Why Spring Cleaning Matters

Vacant Building Case Study: Windsor and a Vacant Building Registry

Stop Catering to the Deadbeats

What a Dusty Storefront and the Trolls Movie Taught me about Vacant Buildings and Apathy

Designed To Fail

Can we do better than just getting rid of blight?

Choosing to Redevelop a Vacant Building

Vacancy Busting: A Step-by-step Guide

Love Your Place to Life

Cupid Likes it Small

Find Your Match

Sorry About Your E.D. 

We Bring the Bonfire

Six Steps to Get Stuff Done: Going from Planning to Doing

Planning Ahead for 2021: Six Super Affordable Things You Can Do To Make Your Community Stronger

The Privilege of Shopping Local

Everybody Loves an Underdog

Real Topeka People

Planning for Places

10 Truths About Tackling Your Own Development

Main Street: The Navel of Your Heartbreaking Town

A City Is Not A Platoon

People and Potential Before Polish and Perfection

The Proud Places Advent Calendar

Beyond Branding: Belief, Belonging, Becoming

We Need More Activists

Internal Benefits of Community Branding

A Crisis of Class (The Curse of Soft Pants)

The Importance of People’s Connection to Their Community and How Economic Development is Changing

The Shape of Place

Free Stuff and Finding a Way to Connect

How to Blocktoberfest

Erasing legacies, erasing small biz, erasing ourselves

We Need More Emilees, Pink Buildings, and Ice Cream.

Guide to Winter Strategies

Cities for People: Four Big Ideas from Copenhagen

The Foundations of Development Capital

How to Start a “Humans of New York” Campaign in Your City

The Proud Places Guide to Street Banners

Are we all Clueless?

Made-in Brands For Your City

How to Prevent Killing Your Community’s Character

Your City Should Go and Love Itself

The Stages of Small Business Grief

Find a Friend. Save Your City.

Celebrating Diversity and Building Community Pride Through Mural Art in Buffalo, NY

National Chains are Screwing Our Local Economies: How and Why it Happens, and What We Can Do to Stop It.

Enneagrams of Cities & Placemaking

30 Things Place Has Taught Me

One Rule of Civic Social Media You Learn at the Bar

How to Buy a Property in 14 Days

Community Branding: How Communities Preserve Personality

A Story Can Change a City

Catalytic Community Building

Bridging the Development Divide

It Takes A Village: A Lesson From A Little Engine That Could In Buffalo, NY

10 Signs of a Proud Places

Revitalization and the Art of the Covered Dish Supper

What’s the Matter with Jamestown?

Beauty Heals

Practicing Inclusion

When Good Design is a Problem

It’s the End of the World as We Know It. (And I Feel Fine.)

Booniesville and the Quest for 1000 True Fans

Make Neighborhood Shops Legal Again

About Proud Places

It’s Not Urban, It’s Not Rural – It’s Place, Dammit 

Mr. Vans Shoe Repair

Help Isn’t on the Way

Downtown Happy Hour Podcasts