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City Journal, Urban Shopping In and Out of Downtown

My latest City Journal article has been posted over at the Raleigh Public Record. I took a look at other urban-style shopping and retail centers in Raleigh, mainly North Hills and Lafayette Village, and compared them to downtown Raleigh. During the past few decades, Raleigh, like the rest of the country, is shopping differently. Yes, […]


My New Column at The Raleigh Public Record

I have been invited to write a column over at the Raleigh Public Record about urban issues in Raleigh. I plan to elaborate more on some of the thoughts that make it here on the blog and others that don’t. I’m hoping this challenge will push me to get out more, gather more data, and […]


HUB Raleigh Contributes To The Evolution of Co-working in Downtown

Last week, HUB Raleigh had its official grand opening. This co-working space on Hillsborough Street adds to the growing startup scene and Innovate Raleigh initiative that continues to spread around downtown Raleigh. The space is set up for established startups in the area to work from so that they can tap the greater HUB network […]


Filling Empty Spaces The BEST Way Possible

The Hue storefront on January 29th A fun scavenger-hunt style post series I have are a few that talk about empty storefronts in downtown that should be filled with businesses. The latest was written back in May 2011 and I don’t think it’s been long enough for an update. Click on the link to visit […]


Looking Back at 2011 Article in the Raleigh Downtowner

I contributed to the latest edition of the Raleigh Downtowner Magazine with an article that looks back at our city’s progress in 2011. Many of the items that I go through are happening in downtown and have been mentioned on this blog before. Pick up a copy and check it out or read it online. […]


Pic of the Week

The Walk Raleigh project is brought to you by the good folks at CityFabric. Their latest tweet is interesting, with an equivalent Facebook post mentioning more permanent signs. Incredibly positive response to our signs! We have a meeting with the city in a month! #walk #raleigh #community #health #interaction — WalkRaleigh (@WalkRaleigh) January 23, 2012


Solar Projects In and Around Downtown

Examples of sustainability in Raleigh are becoming easier and easier to spot these days. In a city filled with different government bodies, solar projects, hybrid cars, and rain collection systems are just a few examples of the things that all the government players in Raleigh have or will have in the coming years. The city, […]


Electric Vehicle Chargers A Plenty

Downtown’s green and sustainability cred is certainly rising these days. Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations are being installed into the newest parking deck on Edenton Street. As of this weekend, six, five shown in the picture above, stations are installed on the ground floor of the deck and wiring is run for more. There is […]


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