Art Programs have long been recognized as valuable business district placemaking programs. In large cities like NYC and Los Angeles, public art installations are commonplace, but there are many advantages of art programming for smaller townships as well.
As New Jersey’s largest cities continue to face unprecedented levels of homelessness and instability caused by inflation and an increase in evictions, place management organizations are taking the lead on tackling complicated quality of life and public safety issues that impact our central business districts.
Local news is the lifeblood of any community. A high-quality local news outlet allows residents to be more engaged and involved in the community.
Downtown events play a vital role in enhancing the vibrancy and economic vitality of main streets across the world. Organizing successful events requires careful planning, collaboration, and effective marketing strategies. Montclair Center shares tips based on their experience.
One of the great pleasures in life is eating and drinking with family and friends. A strong dining scene (combined with public art, walkable streets, and streetscape design) can draw shoppers to Downtown districts and promote overall economic development in communities. Explore Millburn-Short Hills shares success stories and lessons learned from their first restaurant week.
Delivering value and having an impact with limited resources is always a challenge. BIDs are often presented with issues similar to the municipalities in which they operate. Commercial District Services explains how BIDs play a tremendous role in demonstrating the investment readiness of a place.