Devita Davison...a human I want to meet while attending CNU24 in Detroit this week. #theaterofcool
We jumped into this idea with the Bentonville Market District concept as part of the SE Downtown Master Plan, but this detail might continue the momentum over there and in other areas where food/culinary is at the epicenter of experience!
This was an incredible night of learning, food and friendship. Launching Velocity Group's culinary laboratory and food themed airbnb called B Side Kitchen and Loft with a great collaboration between Kenyan and Indian chefs. Helping them launch an awesome and unique food truck concept. #theaterofcool #foodiecall
Interesting essay given our strong regionalism approach in Northwest Arkansas. I believe we are more competitive nationally for it, while still having such a robust collection of individual cities contributing to the whole. Not easy to do, but there are many hands -both locally and regionally focused- contributing to our success. #dnaofplace #theaterofcool
I live for collaborations like this!!!!! #foodiecall #theaterofcool Glenn Mack Amanda Cothren Kody Ford Kalene Munson Griffith Matthew Petty Jerrmy Gawthrop Hannah Withers....we got some things to talk about!
In the late 80's, my mom and dad were some of the first to go in, renting the unfinished cavernous offices that offered so much potential. I remember Einer Tangen coming into my dad's office and unrolling the plans for the Milwaukee Public Market. And my mom working with the City and others to help jump start development down there...It was also the first time I heard of a Business Improvement District. The seeds were sown for my current life in so many ways. So cool to see vision come to fruition
"I don't actually believe anything just happens; there's always intent. You can always trace it back to a person who had an idea. The outcomes we see in the city are the result of significant, concerted, tenacious effort." -Jennifer Keesmaat
Hot off the presses! I was delighted to be the special editor of this edition of the Block,Street & Building annual publication from the Arkansas Times. A magazine focusing on New Urbanism in Arkansas, this issue celebrates small, incremental development...a movement championed by the likes of the folks at the Incremental Development Alliance and many others. Small businesses and incremental developers are a community's heartbeat.http://bit.ly/1ss0GAE #dnaofplace
The adventure begins by listening to cool humans talking smart, irreverent and slightly off kilter. Perfect start. #cnu24 #theaterofcool Jim Kumon R John Anderson Susana Dancy David Kim Glenn Kellogg
It is going to be one heck of a week learning, sharing and hanging with my peeps from around the country.https://www.cnu.org/cnu24/speakers#H #theaterofcool thanks Jim KumonR John Anderson Monte Anderson and Gracen Johnson for the opportunity!
"Human history is driven by a coevolution of rules and tools. The increasing specialization of the human species, and the enlarging habit of exchange, are the roots cause of innovation in both." - The Rational Optimist, Matt Ridley #theaterofcool
Downtown Bentonville and downtown Rogers are not the only ones thinking experience districts! Forming detailed, locally implementable but audacious visions....the idea is the evolution of community development.#theaterofcool
R John Anderson hits this post out of the park. More often than not, community vision is not possible because the regulatory books simply dont allow it. Aligning vision with governance...and the political will to see it through. Therein lies the rub...and the economic success of a community.#dnaofplace
A delicious love letter from Chef Matthew McClure's kitchen with an XXOO from Chef Michael Robertshaw's hip joint. So grateful to downtown Bentonville and its talented humans.