Vibrant Streets Toolkit

The Vibrant Streets Toolkit can be used by retailers, businesses, merchants’ associations, government agencies, neighborhoods, and community groups to make incremental, measured improvements in their commercial districts to attract shops and restaurants. Getting started is easy. Make a Vibrant Street happen in your neighborhood!


Street Beat

From Archaic to Revolutionized: How Antiquated Commercial Space Can Be a Community Boon

August 18, 2015

As cities continue to expand, many beginning to burst at the seams, the inevitable question arises: where do we house people? A logical, important question to ask. But perhaps other questions need to be considered as well: where will people work, and what is the city doing to spur economic growth?

Downcity, Providence

August 06, 2015

In celebration of the Rhode Island International Film Festival taking place this week, we are highlighting the Downcity neighborhood in downtown Providence.

Charleston: Retailers United

July 17, 2015

One month ago, America was shaken and glued to television screens as it witnessed a frightening, unbearable massacre. The shootings that took place in Charleston on June 17 were disheartening, discouraging, and left community leaders and residents throughout the country wondering how a schism this wide could have grown on our grounds. Hate and prejudice now seemed rampant and unstoppable. Charleston, and many other communities, were sagging under the burden of questioning. “Does our city have a problem with racial injustice? Do we treat people equally?” These were just some of the questions I found myself asking.

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