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Waiting for the Micro-Mobility Revolution

Waiting for the Micro-Mobility Revolution

This post was originally published on the Larisa Ortiz Associates blog in January, 2019 by Streetsense Managing Director, Research + Analysis Larisa Ortiz. As we contemplate an urban environment with more mobility options, including e-scooters and bikes, accommodating these users (who by the way use less space and fossil fuel) is critical. It will mean […]

Creating a Recipe for Success

Creating a Recipe for Success

Opening a successful restaurant or bar is daunting for both new and experienced restaurateurs. Jay Coldren, Streetsense’s Managing Director of Eat + Drink, sat down with industry experts Derek Brown of Drink Company, and Colan Vance of The Indigo Road to talk about the anatomy of a successful restaurant and bar, and to look at […]

Supporting Local Makers at Streetmarket

Supporting Local Makers at Streetmarket

Streetmarket is back, bigger, and better than ever. On Saturday, September 14, we’re hosting Streetmarket — a curated market experience by Streetsense. Join us to shop local, eat well, and drink up while championing and supporting local makers. The event is open to the public and will feature a mix of local retailers and restaurants […]

All Eyes on African Cuisine

All Eyes on African Cuisine

African cuisine is underrepresented in the U.S. — a fact that is reflected expertly by the need for the blanket term “African cuisine,” which seeks to represent an entire continent with 54 countries and innumerable regions, all with their own regions and flavor profiles. However, the rise of African restaurants in foodie-central urban hubs around […]

Kurt Haglund Joins Streetsense as Chief Operating Officer to Lead Company Global Operations

Kurt Haglund Joins Streetsense as Chief Operating Officer to Lead Company Global Operations

Bethesda, Md., June 18, 2019 – Streetsense, an experience-focused strategy and design collective, today announced that Kurt Haglund has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Haglund joins Streetsense with more than 30 years having played senior roles with leading design, brokerage, and construction companies, including Gensler, RTKL Associates, JLL, and most recently, rand* Construction, […]

Creating Placemaking Experiences the Right Way

Creating Placemaking Experiences the Right Way

Successful placemaking doesn’t only result from an intelligent, strategic tenant mix — placemakers must adopt a layered, holistic approach to create a competitive destination. It’s all about creating an authentic environment design with experience in mind. Outstanding placemaking occurs when the place, the brand, and the story intersect with the offerings and uses. We’re rounding […]

NYC’s Storefront Tracker Bill Paves the Way for Enhanced Retail Data

NYC’s Storefront Tracker Bill Paves the Way for Enhanced Retail Data

“You can’t fix a problem when you can’t even begin to measure it,” says Gale Brewer, the President of the Manhattan Borough. That’s the problem legislators, small business owners, and landlords are facing today — not enough information about what’s contributing to retail vacancies across New York City.  In response to the hotly debated Small Business […]

The Last Days of Cannabis Prohibition

The Last Days of Cannabis Prohibition

The United States is on the verge of the nationwide legalization of marijuana, and the moment we’re in is remarkably similar to the final days of American Prohibition. As we move away from the Wild West of weed towards a ‘governed’ system, major regulatory changes within the world of cannabis will cause ripple effects into […]

It Makes a Village: Building a Sense of Community in Multifamily

It Makes a Village: Building a Sense of Community in Multifamily

As home ownership rates fall to an all-time low in the United States, renter rates are climbing to 36.6%. Investors, builders, and property management groups are tuning into the wants and needs of the renters of today to equip residences with the hottest amenities. A new generation of renters is moving into residences with hopes […]

Cheeky Advertising Campaigns: They’re Not for Everyone

Cheeky Advertising Campaigns: They’re Not for Everyone

In the increasingly competitive destination marketing landscape, small and mid-sized brands are leaning on unconventional campaigns in order to break through the noise. Two unorthodox campaigns have recently caught our eye, taking authenticity to the next level to create self-aware, self-deprecating, and cheeky campaigns. A Sense of Adventure with a Dash of Self-Deprecation Nebraska tourism’s […]

How Brand Experiences Build Emotional Connections

How Brand Experiences Build Emotional Connections

We live in the age of the branded experience. Companies are investing big money in bringing brands to life and creating sensory-stimulating interactions between their products and the people that matter most to them. In a role previously filled by mass media advertisements, branded experiences build connections, positive sentiments, and memories, leading to a sale […]

Best of Both Worlds: The Rise of Soft Brands in Hospitality

Best of Both Worlds: The Rise of Soft Brands in Hospitality

The world has gotten smaller. Today’s traveller, once tied to the emotional comfort and perceived safety of international hotel chains, has begun to seek immersive cultural, entertainment, and dining experiences while on the road. For an ever-increasing segment of frequent travellers, this thirst for unique and life-enriching travel moments has led them away from the […]

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