Jan. 17, 2013
-- Each year when I prepare the January issue of "Downtown Idea Exchange," I speak with a wide range of experts to learn what the New Year holds for downtowns.
This year, the experts are anticipating the availability of new project funding sources, an emphasis on programs that support healthy living and sustainability, an increase in residential demand, and a continued need for enhanced internet access downtown.
You may read the full "Downtown Idea Exchange" annual Looking Ahead report online at: http://www.DowntownDevelopment.com/
exchange_trends.php.About the Downtown Research & Development Center
For over 50 years, the Downtown Research & Development Center has acted as the information clearinghouse on practical strategies and tactics for revitalizing the hearts of our cities and towns.
The Group's main activities include publishing the widely influential "Downtown Idea Exchange" and "Downtown Promotion Reporter" newsletters;
publishing relevant books and reports; and operating the DowntownDevelopment.com website.