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How a new plan could revitalize downtown San Jose storefronts | San Jose Spotlight - August 14, 2020

The San Jose Downtown Association unveiled a plan Friday morning at its first public meeting since February to hasten the neighborhood’s economic recovery from the devastating effects of COVID-19 — with a focus on filling empty storefronts and keeping existing commercial tenants in business.

Through a grant from the Knight Foundation, SJDA hired Progressive Urban Management Associates, a Denver-based consulting firm that specializes in downtown rejuvenation plans nationwide, to examine the effects of the pandemic on downtown and develop an organized response to help businesses in the area bounce back, and attract new tenants to fill vacant space. Read More >>

Disruption, diversity, demand: How urban planning expert says SGF can thrive after COVID-19 | Springfield News Leader - September 16, 2020

The way Brad Segal sees it, cities like Springfield are ripe for opportunity coming out of the coronavirus pandemic. In a Zoom event Tuesday night for the city's Forward SGF comprehensive planning effort, the president of Denver-based Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) said the COVID-19 pandemic, protests for racial equity and economic shifts are providing a unique opportunity for urban areas around the country to thrive. Read More >>


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