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Doug Craig Serves on ULI AzTAP Panel for Tempe Innovation Hub

The city of Tempe, Arizona enjoys a vibrant economy with anchors such as the State Farm Regional Headquarters, Arizona State University, the Novus Innovation Corridor, local tourism, and many other diverse industries. Like other successful cities of its kind, Tempe is also experiencing low vacancy rates and rising rents, causing them to look for redevelopment... Read Full Post

4 Key Strategies for a Successful Public Engagement Meeting

When managed well, public engagement in the design process can build momentum and support for the project, solve problems, and help ensure the project is as responsive as possible to the community’s needs and desires. With decades of public involvement under our belts, we offer the following tips for planning and executing a successful public... Read Full Post

RViers Test CodeNEXT Functional Green Requirements

Earlier this month, several members of RVi’s Austin office volunteered alongside other ASLA members to test a portion of CodeNEXT, Austin’s proposed new development code. RVi’s Peter Dufrene led our group’s efforts along with Patrick Smith, Alan Mackey, Noah Halbach, and Robin Winter. The focus of the test was CodeNEXT’s Functional Green, a requirement for... Read Full Post

3 Key Considerations for Infill Residential Development

Earlier this month, our leadership team met in Austin for quarterly strategic meetings that focused on growth and the future of our practice. One of the main topics of discussion was the trend toward smaller, more dense urban residential development projects. This shift was recently exemplified in an Arizona Republic article about iconic Arizona developer... Read Full Post