Weekend Inspiration with Gil Penalosa and Dix Park

Click here to see the video if you cannot see it above. I enjoyed this talk given by Gil Penalosa during his visit to our area. He shows us the transformative power of parks in a city and while the topic is geared for Dix Park, the concepts really can apply all over the city. […]

Weekend Reel – A Few Minutes with the Mayor – Episode 2

If the video doesn’t show for you, go to A Few Minutes with the Mayor – Episode 2 on YouTube. Episode 2 in the series called, “A Few Minutes with the Mayor” has been posted for your viewing pleasure. I posted episode 1 a few weeks ago.

Interview with the Mayor on YouTube

If the video doesn’t show for you, go to A Few Minutes with the Mayor – Episode 1 on YouTube. I wanted to share this quick interview with the mayor where she discusses some big things planned for 2016 in and out of downtown Raleigh. Enjoy!

Weekend Reel: Downtown Plan

Email readers: This blog post has embedded video. Read the post on the blog to see them. Downtown Plan on YouTube In the quick video above, Raleigh Planning Director Mitchell Silver introduces the ongoing Downtown Plan and why the city is undertaking this effort. In the next video, we have the presentation given by Mr. […]

Video: Bikeshare in Raleigh

Bike Share in Raleigh via City of Raleigh on YouTube Here’s another video from the ongoing Raleigh Urban Design Center’s education forums. This one focuses on bicycle sharing programs with guest speakers from Washington DC and Charlotte. The video gives you a ton of statistics and experiences from other systems around the country so I […]

Weekend Reel: Economics of Downtown Development

I recommend email readers click through to the website to see the embedded video. Here’s a great video that’s required watching for the connoisseur within. Raleigh’s Chief Planning and Development Officer, Mitchell Silver, gives a presentation about the return on investing in downtowns versus the suburbs. I was at this presentation and thought it very […]

Trophy and Crank Arm Bring New Breweries To Downtown Raleigh

The craft beer choices within the bars, shops, and restaurants in Downtown Raleigh are some of the most varied and plentiful compared to the rest of the city. Downtown has several bars that only serve craft and there are many occasions where patrons ordering Bud or Miller are trying something new. Coming soon are two […]

Municipography, Downtown Retail

Municipography is a summary of current issues going through the Raleigh City Council and other municipal departments in the city. The point is to try to deliver any video, photos, and text associated with the discussions happening at City Hall or elsewhere. Since this is a downtown Raleigh blog, the focus is on the center […]

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