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The Box Yard Igniting Retail Push In Downtown Tulsa

Innovative retail center constructed from repurposed shipping containers activates an empty lot, looks to spark a retail revival in downtown Tulsa.

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The “Missing Middle” Affordable Housing Solution

Karen Parolek discusses the "Missing Middle" that is too often overlooked in discussions about affordable housing.

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Five Low Cost Ideas to Make Your City Wealthier

Charles Marohn, the Founder and President of Strong Towns, shares five low cost initiatives that every city across the country should prioritize.

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How to Encourage Entrepreneurship in Your Town

A strong town needs strong local businesses. Local businesses provide jobs and opportunities for wealth creation. They can become a draw, encouraging visitors from outside your community, as well as a way for community members to support each other by buying local. Only with a thriving locally-based...

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WareTranz bringing life back to old Jax Beer brewery

A look inside the last brewery built in the country before Prohibition and one local entrepreneur's plans to create jobs and economic activity in the inner city by bringing it back online.

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How to Make Your City's Waterfront Fabulous

For the past year, I've been working on my pet project called the Baywalk pop-up. Over time I've recruited an internationally acclaimed architecture firm and collected an assortment of public endorsements, funding and finally a true partnership with the City. Here's how I did it and how you can do it...

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The country's top 10 housing markets for 2017

2017 is less than a month away and housing forecast predictions are starting to come in. According to Realtor.com,'s 2017 housing forecast, Next year’s housing market will see slow yet moderate growth, a changing composition of homebuyers and a post-election interest rate jump that could price some...

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The top five housing trends for 2017

Here's the country's top five housing trends for 2017, according to Realtor.com.

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The decline of the small town shopping mall

Palatka Mall opened to great fanfare in 1981. Today, a walk inside exposes a post apocalyptic scene of a small town enclosed mall's struggle to stay relevant into the 21st century.

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The current costs of residential construction projects

M. Jason Fisher of Content Architecture + Interiors provides us with very useful information regarding the current costs of construction for residential projects.

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