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In April 2015, HR&A released an economic and fiscal impact analysis of the Louisiana State Motion Picture Investor Tax Credit, on behalf of the Louisiana Film and Entertainment Association (LFEA) and the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA). The analysis examined the dramatic growth of the motion picture and television industry in the state [...]
“Public-Private Partnerships and Park Development” and “Planning Retail That Can Really Happen” at APA in Seattle
HR&A is proud to participate in the APA National Planning Conference in Seattle, Washington. The annual conference brings together planners, design professionals, and urban advocates from around the world to discuss the development of vital communities by advocating excellence in planning, promoting education and citizen empowerment, and providing the tools and support necessary to meet [...]
In November 2014, the Open Society Foundations retained HR&A to manage a wide-reaching citizen engagement effort for Talking Transition DC – an experiment in innovative civic engagement, policy, and grassroots organizing centered around the mayoral transition. In November 2014, voters elected Muriel Bowser as the next mayor of Washington, DC. Shortly thereafter, Talking Transition DC [...]
HR&A is proud to participate in the Greater & Greener 2015: Innovative Parks and Vibrant Cities Conference in San Francisco, California. The annual conference brings together more than 1,000 park leaders, planners, design professionals, and urban park advocates from around the world to discuss urban park issues from health, public education, livability and social cohesion, [...]
How can a park be both engaging public space and a driver of economic, environmental and social activity within the local community? High Performing Public Spaces (HPPS) perform these functions to provide a rewarding experience and a constructive model for new park development. At the 2015 Park Pride Conference, HR&A Vice-Chairman Candace Damon and Director [...]
The Long Island Index, a project of the Rauch Foundation, recently released Long Island’s Future: Economic Implications of Today’s Choices, an HR&A study that highlights the impact of Long Island-wide initiatives that tackle the region’s most pressing socioeconomic challenges. HR&A’s study illuminates the effects of targeted policies that leverage Long Island’s existing assets and re-orient the region towards sustainable prosperity.
In February 2015, the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative, which includes the National Resource Network (the Network), was selected as a finalist by Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for its annual Innovations in American Government Award. SC2 also received a “Bright Idea” designation and joined the Ash Center’s Government Innovator’s [...]
HR&A President Eric Rothman Speaks at New Jersey Future’s Annual Redevelopment Forum The New Jersey Future’s Annual Redevelopment Forum brings more than 500 leaders from both the public and private sectors to discuss how New Jersey can re-use infrastructure, take advantage of historically strategic locations, maintain and improve its communities and preserve its open spaces. [...]
Santa Monica Rolls-Out a Breakthrough for Informed Participation. On January 31st, the City of Santa Monica unveiled a first-of-its-kind online planning tool that will help decide the fate of the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium (Civic) and its surrounding 10-acre site, which the City aspires to transform into a mixed-use arts and cultural campus. The tool, [...]
HR&A is pleased to announce that on January 12, the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan project website, www.PhillyDistrict30.com, launched. The website launch marks the beginning of the District Plan’s public outreach efforts and will serve as a major resource for communicating project information and updates. The launch of the website also coincides with the first public open house on January 28th at 30th Street Station.