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Pittsburgh Market Square

The 5 Features of Great Public Spaces

What exactly makes a public space great? You know a great public space when you experience it. Vibrant public spaces are active places filled with people from all walks of life. But what are the features most commonly found in the best public spaces? I will attempt to answer that question in this blog post. I could be wrong about these 5 characteristics, but I do know one … [Read More...]

Austin-San Antonio Mega-Region Map

5 Key Ingredients To Create A Mega-Region

Ingredient #1: Two or more growing metro areas. Ingredient #2: A rapidly growing in-between zone. Ingredient #3: Multiple transportation connections. Ingredient #4: Complementary growth patterns. Ingredient #5: A diversified regional … [Read More...]