Posts Tagged ‘ Economic Development ’

Breakfast Forum Examines Economic Impact of Place, Parks, and Quality of Life

April 6, 2017
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Breakfast Forum Examines Economic Impact of Place, Parks, and Quality of Life

PITTSBORO  – The Town of Pittsboro Parks Department and the Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will host a forum, The Power of Place, Parks and Quality of Life: An Economic Development Perspective, on Tuesday, April 11, from 9 t...

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Doris Day Parking & The High Cost of Free Parking

October 12, 2016
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What is Doris Day Parking?  You'll have to watch the first few minutes of this video to find out! Transportation & Parking from Julie Campoli on Vimeo.Parking Rock Star (&UCLA economist) Donald Shoup on the High Cost of Free Parking

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Land Use Tax Implications Post 2

September 29, 2016
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This is a follow up to the last post.  This videos a bit longer and provides more detail - gotta love the power of maps:

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Land Use – Implications for Taxpayers

September 29, 2016
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"What we consistently find is that municipalities and their counties perform better when they invest their dollars in walkable mixed-use development patterns instead of other forms of development like sprawl." - Joe MInicozziPlanning 101This video conv...

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Trail-Oriented Development

May 2, 2016
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Trail-Oriented Development

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2016) — Cyclists, take note: real estate developers and cities are becoming more responsive to your needs by creating an increasing number of communities tailored to those who would rather bike than drive. A new Urban Land Insti...

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Pittsboro Parks Blog 2015-02-06 11:11:00

February 6, 2015
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A follow up the Best Bike Infrastructure post of a few days ago:

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Pittsboro’s Downtown Featured on NC Weekend

January 20, 2015
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Pittsboro was recently featured on UNC-TV's NC Weekend.  It's great that there's funding available from the NC Department of Commerce, Division of Tourism, Film and Sport Development to support projects like this.  

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The Economic Engine of a Vibrant City

October 28, 2014
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The Economic Engine of a Vibrant City

A few excerpts from an insightful New York Times Article by Claire Cain MillerWhere Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live"The population of young, educated people in Dallas, Charlotte and Raleigh is also growing more slowly than their population...

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The death of the suburban corporate campus

October 23, 2014
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The death of the suburban corporate campus

Parks Blog readers know that parks and recreational opportunities play a vital role in enhancing quality of life. Many highly educated millennials are rightly making quality of life a primary focus. This is evidenced by the fact that many are choosing ...

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Are Parks and Recreation Important to Apple?

September 29, 2014
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Are Parks and Recreation Important to Apple?

Corporations like Apple seek out the best of the best employees in order to retain their competitive edge. Providing innovative parks and recreation areas for their employees plays a huge role in attracting the best employees, serves a retention tool a...

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Chatham Park meets the standards of smart growth as outlined by Jeff Starkweather of Pittsboro Matters?

January 29, 2014
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Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:14:41 -0500 From: samantha capitol Subject: Chatham Park: Does it meet the standards of smart growth? I have continued to do research on Chatham Park, smart growth and development issues in Chatham County and Pittsboro. I found this answer below on the INDY website from Mr. Starkweather when he was a candidate for County

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Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Spaces to Developers

May 23, 2013
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Economic Benefits of Parks and Open Spaces to Developers

An increasing percentage of enlightened developers are viewing the provision of parks within their developments less as "takings" or obligations begrudgingly offered for the public good but rather as opportunities for them to better differentiate their...

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Gratitude for Chatham County, NC

November 1, 2012
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Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:56:27 -0400 From: Tami Schwerin Subject: Gratitude for Chatham County I want to second Lesley Landis’s gratitude for all the amazing things we have in our town and county.  We have such a great park system and I think Paul Horne should get an award for the work he has put in along

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How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development

September 30, 2012
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How Cities Use Parks for Economic Development

Long time Pittsboro Parks Blog readers know that the relationship between Parks and Economic Development is one of my favorite topics. I was recently inspired by a recent planning conference to revisit material produced by the American Planning Associa...

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Former Governor Hunt on the value of Parks

August 21, 2012
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I just happened to catch this segment Wilderness Next Door, an episode of the excellent UNCTV series Exploring North Carolina.  This was episode 607 described as follows:"State and national parks are important to North Carolina and the qualit...

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Applications are being accepted now for Leadership Chatham

July 19, 2012
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Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 11:23:24 -0400 From: Chatham Chamber of Commerce Subject: Leadership Chatham – Open Enrollment The Chatham Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 2012 – 13 class year of Leadership Chatham.  Applications are being accepted now through August 29 for entry into the program. Leadership Chatham is an innovative program designed to develop informed, skilled

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Parks as a Business Model – Briar Chapel

April 5, 2011
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Parks as a Business Model – Briar Chapel

Everything is a business model.  This is a recurring mantra at one of the financial blogs I read.  Looking at the local real estate market it’s apparent that while many developments have gone belly up others are meeting the needs of the mar...

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Parks as a Business Model – Briar Chapel

April 5, 2011
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Parks as a Business Model – Briar Chapel

Everything is a business model.  This is a recurring mantra at one of the financial blogs I read.  Looking at the local real estate market it’s apparent that while many developments have gone belly up others are meeting the needs of the mar...

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Parks, Placemaking & Economic Development

March 9, 2011
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Parks, Placemaking & Economic Development

I was at a dinner party a while back where I ran into someone in advertising who does most of her work in NYC and LA, and flies to either city with surprising frequency.  Nevertheless, her local studio is in Durham and her home is in Hillsborough....

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Parks, Placemaking & Economic Development

March 9, 2011
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Parks, Placemaking & Economic Development

I was at a dinner party a while back where I ran into someone in advertising who does most of her work in NYC and LA, and flies to either city with surprising frequency.  Nevertheless, her local studio is in Durham and her home is in Hillsborough....

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