Brown bag lunch on Urban Retail with Kathleen Norris -- watch video here!
Did you miss the Brown Bag Lunch on Urban Retail with Kathleen Norris of the Brandt Retail Group today? Never fear... we have video of Kathleen's insightful and empowering comments here. Click these links to watch the videos, which range in length from a minute to several.
Kathleen introduces the session, identifies her experience and talks about how No Place Can be Every Place. http://youtu.be/ry7CDmbvrOI
Ever feel that revitalizing your neighborhood is impossible? Kathleen shows a great example -- and shows us that hills are rarely too high or too hard for talented, passionate people: http://youtu.be/2505edwfpcw
Kathleen also points out that. even with great vision and great potential, you have to be sensible. http://youtu.be/FFGgXUTDcLA
Kathleen emphasizes that all places have something to build on, and also summarizes the changing demographics that are making urban neighborhoods, and urban retail, increasingly in demand. http://youtu.be/cgDogmktB5M
Kathleen talks about the fact that how you brand your community is what you are promising about your community. http://youtu.be/PicaxskJqro
Kathleen talks about the importance of a Vision to frame planning of-- and effectively targeted recruting to -- an urban retail district. Great line: "A vision is not an idea about today, it's a sketch of tomorrow." http://youtu.be/ByLCDstmDs4
Kathleen talks about three key issues: Instilling belief in your neighborhood's potential, understanding and dealing effectively with property owners, and understanding why many real estate professionals might not be set up to help effectively with small retail spaces. http://youtu.be/LxusYpQsH4s
Kathleen draws the connection between form based codes and urban retail: the power to manage a community's character and effectively deal with change. http://youtu.be/W070jMoG4AU
Don't miss our final Brown Bag Lunch on Urban Economics with Ed Starkie of Urban Associates Wednesday at noon -- and definitely don't miss the wrap-up presentation of the Urban Design Workshop Wednesday at 6 PM! All sessions are at 805 Central Avenue, behind City Hall and St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Plenty of street parking available, and limited parking available in two lots behind the Centennial buildings after 5 PM. You don't want to miss it!