May 20, 2015
The Sign: "A great place to eat, to live, to recreate." That's how Councilman Ed Gonzalez described part of his district, the Near Northside, as the community unveiled its new logo.
The result of a $10,000 grant and a contest, Near Northside resident Jesus Prieto's design features a green foreground with silhouettes of a strolling family and a mariachi band on either side of a light-rail track cutting straight through the community. A business district with Mission Style facades and a row of single-family homes line the tracks with the downtown Houston skyline looming in the background - all inside a snow globe outline. The logo presents the Near Northside as a quaint enclave of community, connected to the big city by modern rail, the harbinger of change.
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Today, Jacobs is remembered by champions of New Urbanism, which emphasizes
May 05, 2014
New Toolkit Offers Government Agencies and Neighborhood Groups a Step-by-step Approach to Growing Strong Retail Corridors and Improving Commercial Districts.
By using the toolkit as a guide, neighborhoods can begin to understand how to create strong retail options, while fostering a vibrant place to visit, work, and live. - Heather Arnold, Streetsense
Mar 06, 2014
Across the country, communities stranded in food and retail deserts are asking how they can enjoy the bounty afforded to other urban centers. One Washington, D.C., community thinks it might have an answer. Just a 10-minute drive south of the U.S. Capitol, across the Anacostia River, sits Congress Heights. The Southeast D.C.