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The happy city experiment | TEDxVancouver

The happy city experiment | TEDxVancouver

Charles Montgomery explores what happens when you take an abandon city space in NYC and populate it with urban social experiments. The outcomes are unexpected as city dwellers explore this public space, interact with each other, and change their attitudes towards...

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Retail Therapy: Health Conscious Consumers Drive the Market

Retail Therapy: Health Conscious Consumers Drive the Market

By Lynn Dehlinger, Sr. Economic Development Manager/Broker Associate/ICSC P3 Florida Chair, Private Sector (10/31/2018) As everyday consumers push the health-and-wellness movement from the earthy-crunchy margins to the mainstream, retailers are going beyond just...

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How Cities Are Rethinking (and Saving) Recycling

How Cities Are Rethinking (and Saving) Recycling

The city of Kirkwood, Missouri, recently announced that it would continue curbside recycling for residents. This may not seem like big news, but the decision comes after a month of speculation that the service would need to be terminated — even as Mayor Tim Griffin...

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Halloween Spending Statistics, Facts and Trends

Halloween Spending Statistics, Facts and Trends

Halloween retail spending will be $9 billion in 2018. It's a little less than 2017's record of $9.1 billion. Slightly fewer, 175 million, will celebrate. They will spend a record $86.79 per person, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey. One...

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Communities can prevent violence

Communities can prevent violence

By Larry Cohen via blog.oup.com Every day the news is flooded with stories of different types of violence. On what seems like a daily basis, we’re bombarded with relentless reports of violence in this country. Our register of national tragedies keeps growing: hate...

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Can Craft Breweries Have a Positive Impact on Crime?

Can Craft Breweries Have a Positive Impact on Crime?

By Farrell Tiller, Economic Development Manager RMA has observed firsthand craft breweries facilitating economic development in client cities such as Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Titusville and many others. It is no secret that breweries tend to have a positive impact...

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Culture & The Arts: Arts Mean Business

Culture & The Arts: Arts Mean Business

by Jody Leshinsky, Cultural Executive Director (Historic Ali Cultural Center & Bailey Contemporary Arts, Pompano Beach CRA) Broward County was one of 341 study regions that participated in a national research study on the economic impact of the arts and cultural...

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