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An Interview with Raquel Vazquez, The Empowered Block

An Interview with Raquel Vazquez, The Empowered Block With Kristen Lopez In September we’ll be hosting a training workshop called, From Problems to Partners: How to Successfully Engage Merchants, Property […]

Making the Most Out of Your Street Lights

Making the Most out of Your Street Lights by Penn Globe Downtown streetlights have historically had a singular purpose; light our streets and make residents feel safe. But what if […]

Engaging Your Board to Assist Your Fundraising Efforts

Engaging Your Board to Assist Your Fundraising Efforts By Brian Thomas I have been involved in some great boards in my professional career. Most have been knowledgeable, energetic, forward-thinking, and […]

Lighting for Equitable Revitalization

Lighting for Equitable Revitalization By Mark Loeffler, IALD, IES, LEED Fellow and Edward Bartholomew, IALD, IES, LEED AP Lighting is an essential, but often overlooked element of the revitalization of […]

Downtown Light Pole Banners

Downtown Light Pole Banners A Versatile, Effective Medium for Promotion, Wayfinding & Streetscape Enhancement  Those colorful vertical banners that can be seen on light poles throughout many municipalities are known […]

Welcome to Downtown!

Welcome to Downtown! I’m Carl Rosa, Connecticut Main Street Center’s new Field Services Director. This is a newly created position with a main responsibility that involves visiting with all current […]

A Look at What’s Ahead in Education & Training at CMSC

A Look at What’s Ahead in Education & Training at CMSC The work you do as leaders of your downtowns and Main Streets is transformative – changing not only the […]

COVID Era Street Changes Could Bring on Urban Renaissance

As society steps out of the fog of that we have endured over past two years, downtowns should continue to look to the measures we took during the COVID-19 pandemic […]


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