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Imagining Jane Jacobs

What would Jane Jacobs sing? That was the question that gripped me in the minutes before the March pre-premiere of A Marvelous Order, a.k.a. the Moses-Jacobs Opera, a.k.a. the latest leap for urban planning off the page and onto the stage. Show More Summary

Quiz: What Would Jane Jacobs Think of Your Neighborhood?

How does your 'hood hold up? "What would Jane Jacobs think?" has been a question in urban planning and urbanist circles for years. That's no surprise—after reading her work, it's impossible to walk around a city without an internal Jacobs meter evaluating the lengths of blocks or the mix of old and new buildings. Show More Summary

Jane in Today's City

How Jane Jacobs has changed architecture and urban planning The phrase New Airport City doesn’t conjure images of quaint urban neighborhoods and tightly-knit communities. But when David Green, a principal and urban designer at the global...Show More Summary

Jane Up North

The Eaton Centre is one of Toronto’s most visited attractions, a downtown mall that runs the length of a superblock between two subway stations. The massive, glass-vaulted space is modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan,...Show More Summary

An Illustrated Guide to Jane Jacobs

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities and her subsequent work, Jane Jacobs laid out some key principles for a successful city. In honor of Jane Jacobs's 100th birthday, artist James Gulliver Hancock has created an illustration of Jacobs's principles, commissioned by Curbed, the Municipal Art Society, and the Project for Public Spaces. Show More Summary

How to identify the 5 stages of a lead lifecycle

Here’s a myth about experienced real estate agents: they all have several hundred, if not thousands, of clients. Here’s a fact: most of the time, real estate agents have zero clients. Where does this discrepancy come from? How can real estate agents know they have so many clients when in reality they do not? The truth comes from knowing how to master the lead lifecycle...

5 ways to dominate your spring real estate market

Spring is the time of year when buyers really start to come out and look at homes. It's also when homes tend to show their best in many markets with fresh flowers, longer days and a general sense of happiness in the air. As an agent,...Show More Summary

Press releases going unnoticed? These mistakes could be why

Inman writers receive a lot of press releases. Understandably, not all of them get attention for which they were intended. This is the nature of today's press release. It's become an over-used tool of the marketing professional. Sorry. It's true...

5-star Realtor ratings: A chance for NAR to tighten ethics code

Six weeks ago, I wrote about how the online agent ratings and review landscape is broken, to which Rob Hahn correctly pointed out that I did not provide any suggested solution...

Luxury listing: Moana Residence on Kailua-Kona

This residence in the Kohanaiki resort is an island-lover's dream -- five bedrooms and almost 7,000 square feet on almost an acre of land. It's listed for $22.5 million...

America’s most walkable cities already stand on their own two feet

Walk Score, a company operated by Redfin, has determined that New York City is most walkable city in America. San Francisco is named as the second most walkable city, followed by Boston. Walk Score only ranked cities in America with populations exceeding 300,...

Fang Updates Market on its Proposed Wanli Acquisition

Chinese real estate platform SouFun Holdings Limited, known as Fang, has provided an update on its proposed controlling stake in Chongqing Wanli New Energy a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), including the sale of its assets in a restructure.

Homely.com.au launches Visual Alerts Feature

Australia's free to list property platform Homely.com.au has unveiled a new visual alerts feature it says offers users an easier, faster and better way to set up alerts for new property listings.

Lianjia One of Six Firms Shanghai Banks Must Stop Working With

Beijing Homelink Real Estate, also known as Lianjia.com is one of six property firms China’s banking watchdog has ordered commercial banks in Shanghai to sever ties with until further notice.

UK Proptech Accelerator Pilabs Looks for Next ‘Superstars’

Europe’s first proptech-focused venture capital platform, Pilabs will reveal the next cohort of start-ups for the Pi Labs accelerator program will be announced this month.

Millennials Push LA Population Over 4 Million For the First Time Ever

With immigration and family growth down, it looks like young people are behind all that growth A population report released Monday by California's Department of Finance shows that, for the first time ever, the city of Los Angeles has a population of more than 4 million. Show More Summary

REA Group Launches New-Look Homepage for Realcommercial.com

Realcommercial.com.au has today unveiled a brand new homepage with photography from renowned Australian architectural photographer Peter Clarke.

3 ASX shares with fortress like fundamentals

Property Portal Watch is experimenting with providing you with quick access to global stories about the property portal industry in addition to breaking news and analysis. Here is the first such story:

Adept’s Surga Central Makes Uploads to Property Portals Faster

UK software company Adept Business Systems has released a new version of Surga Central, its cloud-based software solution for marketing, selling and leasing commercial real estate, specifically for property portals.

Spectacular Presidio Heights Mansion Hits Market at $11.5 Million

Gasp! The mansion, a staple of Presidio Heights. And this 1915 classic revival, created by San Francisco architect George Applegarth (who, get a load of this, also created the curvilinear Downtown Center Garage at Mason at O'FarrellShow More Summary

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