Category Archives: economic development

Let’s talk about downtown

Joseph Minicozzi, AICP is the principal of Urban3, LLC, a consulting company of downtown Asheville, real estate developer with Public Interest Projects. Prior to creating Urban3, he served as the Executive Director for the Asheville Downtown Association.  I got to see Joe speak at the Downtown Summit in West Des Moines in August 2015. What he saidContinue Reading

Solar Car in the Hood

One day I’m in the park just minding my own business, actually working on setting up things for JunqueFest and I see this cool airplane looking car coming down the street.  Followed by a truck pulling a trailer and a bunch of college kids.  Of course I whipped out my smart phone and shot aContinue Reading

Why We Should Tell Our Stories

I live in Iowa, in a small town of 8000 people, in a rural environment.  I grew up on a farm and know what it means to do chores, feed animals and depend on those animals to feed our family and actually, the world.  And frankly, most farmers don’t even think about it.  They getContinue Reading