The quality of our places, and our access to them, has a huge impact on us as individuals and as a community. People who feel more attached to their neighborhoods and downtowns are more likely to invest their time and money in them. People move where they feel people are friendly and welcoming, with attractive and vibrant places.
They vary widely depending upon what people want. Setting performance goals and digging deep to understand community preferences is fundamental to all our work. That insight, combined with an innovative and agile approach to project development, is critical to creating success with multigenerational and diverse populations.
Happening places are a mix of the organic, the created, and the energy that comes from being used. Ultimately, success is measured by the ability to encourage healthy social activity, which is basic to all other outcomes, including economic growth.