7 May 2012

cityLAB’s president, Eve Picker,  was quoted in yet another article in the Springfield, Illinois State Journal-Register about her work there this week with the AIA Sustainable Design Assessment Team.

Comparing the issues facing downtown Springfield to issues that downtown Pittsburgh struggled with for decades, including “retailers moving out, loss of residents and workers, and convincing developers to invest in an older section of the city,” Eve emphasized multiple measures to encourage investment, including marketing. As Eve said, “A marketing effort helps, especially for first-time residents. There are a number of small things that can happen right away.”

Read more about the SDAT and Springfield here.

photo via flickr user straightedge217.

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