In an era in which limited public funding for infrastructure and community development meets increasing risks due to climate change and other factors, HR&A is a key strategic advisor and technical assistance partner for local, state and federal governments as they create and implement innovative strategies and initiatives to enhance their resilience. As program manager [...]
BigApps is an annual civic technology competition sponsored by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) that invites teams to create apps, websites, and connected devices that help address the City’s biggest challenges. BigApps 2015 – produced by HR&A on behalf of NYCEDC – asked contestants to address four issues identified in Mayor de [...]
The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has commissioned HR&A Advisors and Sasaki Associates to develop economic and urban design framework strategies for the Pennsylvania Avenue corridor between the White House and the Capitol in Washington, DC. This work is a critical part of the Pennsylvania Avenue Initiative, launched in 2014 by NCPC, the General Services [...]
The National Resource Network’s experience working with communities across the country and our research to produce our recent publication – Striking a (Local) Grand Bargain – shows that municipalities and their anchor institutions can substantially increase community stability, economic competitiveness, and health outcomes when they jointly establish a shared long-term community vision and coordinate policy and investments. For cities with large anchor medical institutions, successful health districts integrate medical facilities into mixed-use neighborhoods to support economic, social, and community health goals.
On November 19th, HR&A Partner Paul Silvern will moderate a panel discussion on the powerful district-based financing tools and mechanisms being used to help communities concentrate development opportunities into targeted areas at the Council for Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) California Financing Roundtable Conference. Paul will be joined by a panel of banking, financial, and economic [...]
HR&A is proud to participate in the annual Greenbuild International Conference in Washington DC in November 2016. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference dedicated to green building and sustainability where thousands of industry leaders come together to exchange ideas. HR&A Vice Chairman Candace Damon and Senior Principal Jamie Torres Springer, will both participate in panel [...]
On Thursday, October 22, HR&A Senior Principal Jamie Torres Springer joined Kate Ascher, Partner at BuroHappold, and Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder and CEO of the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism, for a session at the two-day 2015 MAS Summit for New York City at the TimesCenter. Vishaan moderated the discussion, “Getting a New Penn and Gateway [...]
We’re delighted to announce the American Society of Landscape Architects’ (ASLA) selection of four HR&A projects for awards in the last year. Awarded projects include: the Penn’s Landing Redevelopment, Lawn on D, Hance Park, and Mesa City Center.
HR&A Senior Analyst, Theresa Cassano participated in a panel discussion entitled “Trending Topic Workshop: Disaster Resiliency” on Friday, November 6th hosted by the Council for Development Agencies. Over the past decade, extreme weather events have caused major catastrophes to cities large and small. From vulnerable energy grids to aging infrastructure, communities are susceptible to disasters [...]
Whether we are crafting funding strategies for urban parks or developing resilience plans for coastal cities, HR&A works with a wide range of clients and communities to provide implementable solutions that protect and enhance the built environment. This November, Vice-Chairman Candace Damon and Senior Principal Jamie Torres Springer will moderate panels at the American Society [...]