#Mr.Rogers, Cesar Sayoc, Robert Bowers and Jane Jacobs

Earlier this year, I wrote a post asking, “Do we have what it takes to live in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood?” I’ve been thinking about what I wrote in the last week, since the horror of the murders in Pittsburgh, in Mr. Roger’s very own neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. Fred Rogers was incredibly prescient… or maybe […]

Retail as Community Hubs: Jane Jacobs and I Agree!

For many years, I’ve thought that retail was the most important and interesting form of real estate, because it generates so much foot traffic and colorful pedestrian activity. I’m saying that as someone who spent years working in the real estate business, but I’ve come across a short piece written by Jane Jacobs in 1956. We […]